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Notorious Ellesmere Port prisoner Charles Bronson raises cash for disabled mugging victim

Britain's infamous prisoner ditches tough guy image

Britain's most notorious prisoner, Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson, the man dubbed "Britain's most violent prisoner", has raised money for a disabled man who was mugged.

The former Ellesmere Port resident, 62, notorious for his savage attacks on fellow inmates and prison guards, was touched by the story of Bradley Hannan, who was beaten up at a bus stop.

The frail 29-year-old, who has battled back from several brain tumours, was attacked and dragged into alley last month in Medway, Kent.

After hearing of his story, Bronson, now referring to himself as Charles Salvador, sent him the profits of a piece of his art sold on an online auction as well as a card with a message of support.

It read: "A nice few quid for you to have a great Crimbo. Don't allow them worms to change your life.

"Get back out there and show them worms they can never beat you. Your [sic] well respected and have many supporters and a smashing family."

Speaking of the attacker, Bronson added: "Brave picking on him eh?

"Six stone. It's a sick old world out there.

"Them worms will get there [sic] just deserts [sic].

"See how they like it. Who knows, they may end up next to me.

"How nice that would be!"

Bidding for the art ended last Tuesday, raising £430 for Mr Hannan.

Charles Bronson was jailed for an armed robbery at the age of 22

It is not the first time this year that Broson has shed his tough guy image.

In September he began raising money for a desperately sick baby who became an amputee at just eight months old.

And in July he sent one of the victims of the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash a 'get well soon' card.

Bronson, born Michael Gordon Peterson, had his first brush with the law aged 13, while living in Ellesmere Port, when he was reprimanded in juvenile court for stealing.

At 22, he was jailed for his part in an armed robbery at a Post Office in Little Sutton. He stole £26.18 and was jailed for seven years.

Bronson has spent the last 40 years in prison for violent crimes and is currently being held in high security prison HMP Wakefield.

He became famous as almost unmanageable in prison, and was referred to in the press as 'the most violent prisoner in Britain'.

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