Charles Bronson proposed to his actress girlfriend
Paula Williamson, 36, has worked as a soap actress, appearing in Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale, was smiling as she left HMP Wakefield after the proposal.
The couple are believed to have been in a relationship for five months and speaking before the visit she said: “We are so in love. I’ve had relationships with both men and women in the past but none of them come close to my love for Charlie.
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He’s so eccentric, but so am I. It’s a perfect match.
“He’s so eccentric, but so am I. It’s a perfect match.”
She was wearing a necklace with lover Charles Bronson’s new name, Salvador, on it and a very revealing red dress.
Charles Bronson proposed when his girlfriend visited him at HMP Wakefield
The armed robber has become a keen artist and has adopted the name Charles Salvador, in tribute to the artist Salvador Dali. In a hand written statement he said: "The old me dried up… Bronson came alive in 1987. He died in 2014."
Paula added: “I know he has a public image of being a violent prisoner, but in reality he is so different. He can never change the things he has done in the past, but he is working so hard to put that behind him.
“There are obviously difficulties him being in prison cause our relationship, but we feel so strongly about each other we’re determined to make it work.”
It is understood the 64-year-old criminal had planned to serenade his girlfriend on the phone but moved the proposal forward so he could get down on one knee during her visit.
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Bronson has been behind bars for 41 years, 37 of which have been in solitary confinement, after repeatedly having his sentence increased for attacking prison staff and taking them hostage.
In recent years Charles told pals he has rejected crime and is a changed man becoming a keen artist.
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The criminal has asked others to not follow his examples
In a lengthy letter he encouraged others to not follow his examples: "Put the brakes on, stop and think. The facts are simple, it’s a road to hell, don’t do it.
“You can’t ever get that time back. Its lost, forever gone, a waste of life."
Supporters claim he has raised £250,000 for good causes over the years.
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