CHARLES Bronson has been denied his freedom after the parole board ruled he must stay behind bars – here are five times he blew his bid for freedom.
Britain's most notorious lag, 70, launched his eighth bid to finally be released after serving 50 years in prison.
But the Parole Board panel rejected the appeal today following a public hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Here are the five crucial moments when Bronson blew his bid for freedom.
Admitting he loves fights – "I love to rumble"
During his public hearing earlier this month, Bronson – now known as Charles Salvador – revealed he loved fighting in jailhouse brawls.
Bronson said: "I was born to have a rumble, I love to have a rumble.
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"But I'm 70 now. It can become embarrassing. You have to grow up sooner or later."
Asked if he would "rumble" again if released, he said: "Wouldn't happen.
"There would be no more rumbles."
Describing his treatment by the prison system over the years he said: "If I was a dog I'd have had the RSPCA on my side."
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However, the elderly lag vowed never to fight again if he walks free and said that he plans to live like a "gentleman" in the country.
Taking "a***hole" governor hostage
Bronson told the hearing he "couldn't stop taking hostages".
He said: "I was a horrible person and I couldn't stop taking hostages.
"I went through a phase, I couldn't help taking hostages.
"I was battling against the system… it was my way of getting back.
"There's nothing better than wrapping a governor up like a Christmas turkey."
Asked about causing one of his victims – a prison governor – post-traumatic stress disorder, Bronson said: "That was 30 years ago and I've moved on from that long ago.
"Governor Adrian Wallace was an a***hole, is an a***hole and will die an a***hole."
Bronson added he had no remorse for taking Mr Wallace hostage.
Won £1,500 bets during his years inside
Bronson told his parole hearing he has been "betting for 50 years" while behind bars and won £1,500 last year.
Asked whether he was allowed to bet while behind bars, he replied: "Well, are you or ain't you?
"No-one has ever said anything to me in 50 years."
He said he was "not an addict", later adding: "I've been betting for 50 years."
Bronson then slammed the hearing saying "it's all pathetic stuff coming out" after his love for it was brought up.
The board said Bronson had tried to place a football bet through a third party.
He responded: "We all love a bet, come on."
Moaned "get a move on" during hearing
The infamous Bronson told his lawyer to "crack on" and moaned "we're going to be here all day" as he was set to give evidence.
The hearing heard one of Bronson's recent prison adjudications was on April 10, 2018, at HMP Frankland when he "attempted to commit an assault against a governor" over a "withheld photo of his mother".
As he waited for further details to be read out, he said: "We're gonna be here all f*****g day, aren't we?"
He then turned to his solicitor, Mr Kingham, and said: "Crack on, Dean!"
Hearing was "like The Apprentice"
Wearing a dark t-shirt and dark sunglasses, Bronson rocked back and forth on his chair as the hearing began.
He later said: “This is like being on The Apprentice with Lord Sugar.”
Bronson then handed the panel some art work he had completed in prison.
He added: “Anytime I do a piece of art, it’s a piece of me.”
The Parole Board panel rejected the appeal today following a public hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.
They ruled Bronson lacks the "skills to manage his risk of future violence" as the body also denied a move to an open prison.
The summary added: "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.
"However, the panel was mindful of his history of persistent rule breaking and that Mr Salvador sees little wrong with this.
"He lives his life rigidly by his own rules and code of conduct and is quick to judge others by his own standards. His positive progress has to be assessed in the context of him being held in a highly restrictive environment.
"In the panel's view, it is unknown exactly what is containing Mr Salvador's risk. It is unclear whether the strong external controls of custody are mainly responsible or whether his attitudes have genuinely changed."
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