Charles Bronson is convinced he’ll walk free soon and has planned first thing he’ll do when out of prison, ex-wife says
CHARLES Bronson’s ex-wife says the dangerous lag believes he will soon be let out of jail.
Britain’s most notorious prisoner, 70, will find out this week whether his bid for freedom has been a success after 50 years behind bars.
Bronson has spent the last month trying to convince a parole board to set him free.
And he has told his ex-partner Irene Dunroe he believes he will soon be released – and revealed his exact plans for when he’s out.
She told The Mirror: “A Bentley car is going to come and pick him up when the day comes.
“It’s going to take him straight to the greasiest spoon cafe he can find so he can have a double breakfast of everything – double sausage, double egg.”
The career criminal was 22 when he was first banged up for armed robbery, and despite being handed down further sentences, he has continued to rally for freedom.
The hearing was told that Bronson’s skirmishes during his numerous sentences have resulted in him suffering from PTSD.
Irene, 70, is keen for her notorious husband to be safe after a previous incident left him lucky to be alive.
She said: “He has got stab wounds all over his back, one attack he was on life support, he was going to die.
“He has got to get out. In these last years he hasn’t had any violent treatment and he has behaved.”
In a surprising admission, Irene went on to say violent Bronson plans to spend his days working as an artist.
She explained: “He’s going to do loads of painting and he can’t wait to go to an art shop and pick paints and brushes.
“He’s going to spend 12 months selling his work and doing an exhibition. He’s hoping to get the money to get a little cottage in the countryside.
“He wants two dogs, Ronnie and Reggie, so he can go on nice, long walks.
“That’s all he wants. He is not going to cause any trouble. He’s too old.”
During his long life behind bars Bronson has been banged up in some of the country most notorious facilities, including prisons like Parkhurst, Wakefield and Wormwood Scrubs as well as psychiatric hospitals like Broadmoor and Rampton.
Throughout the parole proceedings Bronson openly discussed his crimes and time behind bars – before trying to convince them he is a changed man.
They include holding 11 people hostage across nine sieges with victims being governors, doctors and even his own solicitor.
Bronson admitted he had no remorse about taking a governor hostage, had won £1,500 placing football bets behind bars and loved fighting in jail house brawls.
Bronson said: “I was born to have a rumble, I love to have a rumble.
“But I’m 70 now. It can become embarrassing. You have to grow up sooner or later.”