The UK’s most notorious prisoner, Charles Bronson, today asked a judge to deal with his case swiftly as it was almost dinner time and “it’s fish and chips today” before complimenting him on his “lovely” wig.
The 65-year-old was appearing at Leeds Crown Court over an alleged assault on a deputy prison governor at Wakefield Prison, but did not enter a plea.
Bronson, who changed his name in 2014 to Charles Salvador, began the hearing by complaining that he was not able to appear in person over the allegation that he caused grievous bodily harm to Mark Doherty on January 25.
He appeared via video link from HMP Frankland, Durham – no reason for which was given in court. Bronson said it made him feel like he had a “part in Star Trek”.
When told to enter a plea, he asked to address Judge Guy Kearl QC directly.