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Charles Bronson ‘lives on nerves’ after prison ‘assault’ as ex-wife gives romance update

Charles Bronson found himself back in the spotlight when trouble reportedly broke out at Milton Keynes prison where he was being held. His ex-wife gave an update on his – and their – situation

Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson is at the center of other problems behind bars

Britain’s most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson is ‘living on his nerves’ after a ‘run-in with a criminal’ in his Category A prison, his ex-wife has revealed – and admitted their relationship hit a rough patch .

The infamous inmate was said to have punched criminal Robert Donaldson four times after the convicted murderer tried to attack him at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire a week ago.




Bronson’s ex-wife Irene Dunroe said she was “shunned” to hear about his latest violent incident. Irene, who shares a son with the longtime prisoner, says Bronson “lives on his nerves, waiting for the next thing to happen.” She added that he always kept “well away” from Donaldson.

Bronson’s ex-wife Irene was “gutted” to hear about his latest violent incident (Tom Maddick / SWNS)

Following the attack, a prison source revealed that Bronson’s privileges have been revoked and authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

Irene, 71, and Bronson, 70, divorced in 1976 but have remained in touch – and met for the first time in 50 years last year. But she says they haven’t spoken as regularly in recent months because of a row between them. Irene, a worker at Ann Summers from Brimstage, Wirral, Merseyside, said: “I’m gutted because I’d love to see him out.

“As far as we’re concerned, we’re still living through that time when he left. I just want peace and sanity for our son – and his mother will be disgusted by it. I think it was in self-defense. He. suffers from PTSD and doesn’t you never know over the years who will come along and jump on it.

Convicted murderer Robert Donaldson was punched four times by Bronson(This is local London)
‘Boot-up’ broke out at HMP Woodhill (HMP Woodhill)

“When I went to visit him, I reached out to touch him and you’d have thought I’d burned him the way he reacted – it was very upsetting. He was always kept away from this man. Because he’s so much like him, when this guy ran into him, he had to protect himself, he’s on edge anyway, waiting for the next thing to happen to him.”

Before the incident, mother-of-three Irene was confident Bronson would finally secure his release at his next parole hearing in March 2025. She said: “I know she’s going to be really devastated. he was practically 99% sure he would get it. He’s been good for over six years and I’m gutted for him – it’s annoying.