Bronson on assault charge
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.