Charles Bronson’s freedom dreams shattered with letter delivered to his cell

One of the UK's most notorious prisoners, Charles Bronson, was denied parole with a savage letter delivered to his cell.

Britain's "most dangerous" lag, 70, learned his fate today (March 30) when the parole board determined he doesn't have the "skills to manage his risk of future violence" following a two-day hearing.

The news will come as a blow to Bronson, also known as Charles Arthur Salvador, who previously said he could "taste freedom" ahead of the decision.

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But the method of its delivery will do little to quell his sadness, as it came without the softener of a human touch.

He learned of the Parole Board's decision today at 11.30am when he was handed a letter in an envelope, according to Sky News.

Bronson’s son George Bamby told the PA news agency: “I would have loved Charlie to have been released but completely respect the decision of the Parole Board.”

In a document detailing the decision published on Thursday, the Parole Board said: “After considering the circumstances of his offending, the progress that Mr Salvador has made while in custody and the evidence presented at the hearings, the panel was not satisfied that Mr Salvador was suitable for release.

“Nor did the panel recommend to the Secretary of State that he should be transferred to an open prison.”

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The summary of the Parole Board decision added: “The panel noted that Mr Salvador has spent most of the last 48 years in custody and that much of this time has been in conditions of segregation.

“The panel accepted that Mr Salvador genuinely wants to progress and that he is motivated to work towards his release.

"It thought that there was evidence of improved self-control and better emotional management."

The Parole also said that it is "unknown" what is containing his risk, whether its the controls of custody or "his attitudes have genuinely changed".

He will be eligible for another parole review in due course, the board said.

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