Bronson threatens to 'go collecting what's owing me' if released

Britain’s most dangerous prisoner Charles Bronson threatens to ‘go collecting what’s owing me’ if he is released in landmark public parole hearing

  • Charles Bronson, 69, threatened to collect what is ‘owed’ to him in letter to fan 
  • Bronson said the first thing he would do if freed would have a ‘proper’ fry-up 
  • The criminal is awaiting a public parole hearing after being first to ask for one
  • Bronson is UK’s ‘most violent’ prisoner has been incarcerated for most of his life

The UK’s most violent prisoner has made a bombastic threat in a letter to a fan – despite an upcoming public parole hearing. 

The chilling letter, written to a fan, said the first thing Bronson, 69, will do if he gains his freedom is have ‘a double bubble proper English fry-up’. 

Then, the criminal claimed, he will ‘go collecting what’s owing me from all the parasites that have sucked off me for four decades’. 

The violent criminal ended the letter, published in The Sun, with a frightening: ‘Should be fun! Be lucky.’

He signed off with the surname he now uses, ‘Salvador’. 

Bronson will face a public parole hearing some time next year, after being the first prisoner to formally request one. 

In the letter, addressed to a fan, Bronson said he would ‘go collecting what’s owing me’ on his release from prison. He also said the first thing he would do would be to have a ‘proper’ fry-up

The notorious criminal made the threat in a letter to a fan despite being awarded a public parole hearing. An application was made by lawyers for Bronson – one of the UK’s longest-serving prisoners – to request his latest case review is heard in public after the law changed earlier this year

Bronson has been incarcerated for much of the last five decades, including specialist units. 

He previously said he was first sent to prison in 1968 and has held 11 hostages in nine different sieges. 

He was sentenced to a discretionary life term with a minimum of four years in 2000 after taking a prison teacher hostage for 44 hours in HMP Hull.  

Other victims have included governors, doctors, staff and even his own solicitor. 

The notorious prisoner is believed to be in the high-security HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes. 

Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson will face a public Parole Board hearing next year when he makes his latest bid for freedom. The date for the hearing has not yet been set

Although the parole board has granted him a hearing, a date has not yet been set.

In a document setting out the decision to allow Bronson a public hearing, Parole Board Chairwoman Caroline Corby said it was ‘in the interests of justice’.  

Russell Causley, who murdered his wife, Carole Packman, in the 1980s and never revealed where he hid her body, is set to become the first prisoner in UK history to have a public Parole Board hearing.

He was freed in 2020 but sent back to jail last year after breaching his licence conditions.

The hearing was set for October but has since been delayed and is expected to take place within the next month.  

Life and times of Charlie Bronson, the man dubbed ‘Britain’s most dangerous prisoner’

Charles Bronson, whose original name was Michael Gordon Peterson, was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, in 1952.

From a young age Bronson indulged in petty crime, joining a gang of four robbers at the age of 13.

He was given a number of suspended sentences and reprimands until he was first sent to jail for armed robbery in 1974 for seven years aged 22.

While in Walton Gaol, he randomly attacked two prisoners and was sent to Hull the following year.

In the next few years, Bronson continued to attack other inmates, adding months to his sentence and being switched between prisons.

At HMP Wandsworth, he tried to poison another prisoner, leading to him being sent to Parkhurst psychiatric facility where he befriended the infamous Kray twins. 

He even described the pair, who ruled the East End of London with their gang during the 1950s and 1960s, as ‘the best two guys I’ve ever met’.

Charles Bronson, whose original name was Michael Gordon Peterson, was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, in 1952. From a young age Bronson indulged in petty crime, joining a gang of four robbers at the age of 13

In total, Bronson has taken hostages in ten prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison officers

Again, he continued to attack other prisoners, threaten police officers, took people hostage and even attempted suicide as he was moved from prison to prison.

In 1982, he performed a rooftop protest at Broadmoor, removing tiles from the top of the building. He took part in a number of protests over the years, causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage.

He was released in 1987, and began boxing in the East End of London, changing his name to Charles Bronson after the actor.

After just 69 days of freedom, he was once again jailed for armed robbery for seven years in 1988. 

In 1989, he created a spear out of a broken bottle and a broom handle and ran riot in the nude. 

Three years later, he was released – this time lasting 53 days outside jail. He was arrested for conspiracy to rob.

In 1993, he took a librarian hostage and asked police to get him a cup of tea, a helicopter, and an inflatable doll.

In 2000, the Daily Mail reported Bronson’s claims that he was kept in isolation 23 hours a day 

Three years later, he took two Iraqi prisoners hostage in Belmarsh, demanding a plane, sub-machine guns and ice cream from police negotiators before releasing them.

He was handed a life sentence in 1999 for taking Phil Danielson hostage and trashing the prison in a 44-hour long siege.  

In 2001, he married Fatema Saira Rehman, and converted to Islam, demanding to be known as Charles Ali Ahmed. After they divorced four years later, he renounced the religion.

In 2008, Bronson was played by actor Tom Hardy in Bronson, a film exploring the criminal’s life.  

In 2014, he changed his name to Charles Salvador, after artist Salvador Dali.  

Bronson and Paula Williamson met in 2016, and Bronson later proposed to her in 2017 by serenading her a version of the Frank Sinatra classic My Way, from a prison pay phone.

They married in November 2017, and walked down the aisle to the Death March. They had their marriage annulled in June 2019.

In total, Bronson has taken hostages in ten prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison officers. 

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