WED­DING CELLS

Charles Bron­son sheds tears as he ties knot with soap star in prison

Irish Daily Mirror - - SQUARE EYES - BY LUCY THORN­TON

A NO­TO­RI­OUS tough guy crim­i­nal proved he had a softer side yes­ter­day when he told his beloved: “You’re the most beau­ti­ful bride in the world.”

Thug Charle Bron­son welled up when ex-cor­rie ac­tor Paula Wil­liamson made her big en­trance into the prison of­fice, ac­cord­ing to a source.

It is be­lieved Bron­son was hand­cuffed to an of­fi­cer as a reg­is­trar mar­ried the cou­ple in­side Wake­field top se­cu­rity prison known as “Mon­ster Man­sion”.

His 36-year-old bride had ar­rived at the un­usual venue af­ter be­ing driven there by a Bron­son looka­like. She en­tered the main gates hid­den un­der a pur­ple blan­ket with her white wed­ding dress bil­low­ing out un­der­neath.

The wed­ding car pro­ces­sion had been led by a mo­bil­ity scooter driven by a woman dressed in a cream pin­stripe out­fit. The groom’s suit had been de­liv­ered ear­lier – the first time Bron­son, 64, now known as Charles Sal­vador, had been al­lowed to wear zipped trousers.

The pair had planned to ex­change rings with “CPS” en­graved on them, stand­ing for Charles and Paula Sal­vador, but also a “naughty” ref­er­ence to the Crown Prose­cu­tion Ser­vice.

But the long-serv­ing pris­oner used their wed­ding day to try to show he was Paula is whisked into jail yes­ter­day a re­formed man – send­ing a mes­sage to young­sters not to fol­low him down the

“road to hell”. Af­ter the two-and-a-half hour spe­cial oc­ca­sion, he CON-FETTI Bron­son mar­ried be­hind bars was off back to his cell, un­able to con­sum­mate the mar­riage, while his bride car­ried on the cel­e­bra­tions at a nearby ho­tel.

Out­side the wed­ding break­fast room at the York House Ho­tel was a mes­sage from Bron­son to any­one think­ing of turn­ing to crime.

It read: “What would I say to young­sters who are about to take the road to crime? Sim­ple! Put the brakes on. Stop and think! The facts are sim­ple, it’s a road to hell. Don’t do it. Look at me, 4 decades lost! All for What?” Bron­son has spent 41 years be­hind bars, in­clud­ing 37 in soli­tary con­fine­ment, af­ter a string of bru­tal at­tacks on prison guards.

Paula has ap­peared in Cor­rie, Em­merdale and Hol­lyoaks.

WITH THIS WING JAIL­HOUSE FROCK In dress be­fore the cer­e­mony

Mo­bil­ity scooter guest

SOME­THING BOLD

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