Revealed: Charles Bronson fumes over delayed Christmas parole in letter

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Charles Bronson said he was angry he couldn't return home for Christmas.

Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has revealed he is angry over a delayed parole hearing which means he won't be home for Christmas.

Dubbed one of Britain’s most violent offenders, Bronson has been locked up for much of the last 50 years, often in solitary confinement or specialist units.

The 69-year-old had hoped the public Parole Board would take place this year but it will instead be held next year.

It would mean he cannot spend Christmas with his mum Eira who comes from Aberystwyth – a situation he described as "Jingle f*****g b*****ks!"

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Eira Peterson with a picture of her son Charles Bronson. (Alamy)

In a handwritten letter from his cell in the high-security HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes, Bronson called the setback as a "disgrace."

He wrote: "I always say: 'Never plan anything in prison unless it's an escape'.

“Because you're just not in control of your own life. This Xmas I was looking forward to dinner with my mother.

"I believed I had a good chance of squeezing out some jam roll (parole) on December 12 – but now that won't happen 'til 2023.

"That's how this system 'works' – they couldn't run a p**s-up in a brewery. That's why there are so many suicides inside and why the women left on the outside lose hope."

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Bronson was sentenced in 2000 to a discretionary life term with a minimum of four years.

Bronson was given a seven-year sentence for an armed raid on a Cheshire post office in 1974.

But the initial term has increased several times over the decades due to various violent incidents, including assaulting other inmates and taking members of prison staff hostage.

He has held 11 hostages in nine different sieges – with victims including governors, doctors, staff and, on one occasion, his own solicitor.

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

Since then, the Parole Board has repeatedly refused to direct his release.

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"I've given these hypocrites years of good behaviour and they've given me nothing back. It's a disgrace and I'm sick of it," Bronson wrote in the letter to WalesOnline.

"'Jingle f*****g b*****s', I say. But it is Xmas after all, so one must not be angry."

Bronson, who changed his surname to Salvador in 2014 after the artist Salvador Dali, added: "Will I make it out for Christmas next year, who knows? But there's one sure thing – I'll get out of here one day and it won't be in a body bag."

He was the first prisoner to formally ask for a public hearing after the rules changed earlier this year to allow the public and press to observe proceedings, in a bid to remove the secrecy around the parole process.