Bron­son on assault charge

The Herald - - NEWS -

HIGH-PRO­FILE pris­oner Charles Bron­son is to stand trial ac­cused of as­sault­ing a fel­low in­mate.

The 65-year-old, who was born Michael Peter­son but is now called Charles Sal­vador af­ter chang­ing his name by deed poll, is ac­cused of car­ry­ing out the at­tack at HMP Wake­field on Jan­uary 25.

Bron­son, known as Bri­tain’s most no­to­ri­ous pris­oner, was first locked up for armed robbery in 1974 but dur­ing his time in­side he has taken hostages in 10 prison sieges and at­tacked at least 20 prison of­fi­cers.

De­tails of the newly al­leged of­fence were heard at Leeds Mag­is­trates Court on Wed­nes­day.

Bron­son is due to stand trial on July 18.

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