Strange CCTV footage has been unearthed showing a naked Charles Bronson fighting with 15 police officers as part of a new Channel 4 documentary entitled ‘Bronson: Fit To Be Free?’ investigating his case for parole.
In the video, which features classical music, ‘Britain’s most Dangerous Prisoner’ can be seen dancing naked before being sprayed with tear gas.
In the ensuing confrontation, Bronson, 70, is knocked to the ground by the officers dressed in full riot gear.
The new documentary also features terrifying footage from 1999 of Bronson holding an art teacher hostage for 43 hours with a homemade spear in HMP Hull – an incident for which he received a life sentence.
The documentary uses interviews recorded via Zoom in 2020 between Bronson and George Bamby-Salvador, a paparazzi photographer who claims to have obtained DNA evidence that Bronson is his father, as well as testimonials from many of Bronson’s victims.
CCTV footage shows Bronson standing naked in front of officers in riot gear
As Bronson continues to dance, naked cops begin to prepare to attack
The dance routine was ended after officers tackled and restrained Bronson
In a chilling clip, the man Bronson held hostage at Spearhead in 1999, former prison art teacher Phil Danielson goes into great detail about how “terrifying” Bronson had told him he was going to die.
He recalled, “I didn’t go on the A wing very often, but that day I was changing.
“It was a slightly more dangerous situation, but there was no problem at all until Bronson showed up on the scene.
“As soon as Bronson burst in, the jailer was startled. I was terrified. It was like 5 minutes of horror. I’ve never been so scared.
“They talk about how you see your whole life flash before your eyes – well.
“He grabbed my neck and hit me in the face and I got a lot of words, ‘You’re going to die, you’re going to fucking die.’
‘I kept perfectly still. I thought: I’m going to die now. What is he going to do? How is he going to do?”
Charlie then got down on one knee to stab the knife into my cracks.
“I felt the point against my shirt.
“He said, ‘Take your last breath, because this knife is going to go inside you.'”
Danielson went on to say the incident affected him permanently, adding, “The damage caused by him has shaped my entire life since 1999 – nearly 23 years.”
He was diagnosed with PTSD and acute anxiety disorder after breakdowns and has been unable to work since the attack.
“It will be with me for the rest of my days because if it hadn’t happened I would probably be thinking about retiring now, at 60 years old.
Phil Danielson has said the incident has permanently affected his life
CCTV footage shows Bronson attacking Danielson with a homemade spear
The documentary interviews many former victims of Bronson’s violence
“Mentally I couldn’t bring myself to do it (work). Therefore, it was decided that I was not fit to teach.
“On a personal level, I will never forgive him for what he did to me and my life.”
The former teacher said Bronson admired him for being the only one of his hostages who didn’t soil himself during the kidnapping.
Mr Danielson said that while part of him believes justice has been done, Bronson must express remorse for his actions before he is released.
He added: “I think he needs to repent and it needs to be documented repentance, not a bunch of smart talk to get into the paper.”
Since 1974, Bronson has accumulated 17 convictions for a series of violent crimes and has taken 11 hostages during his criminal career.
Bronson has filed seven unsuccessful parole appeals and appealed his life sentence in 2004, describing his treatment in solitary confinement as “torture.”
The violent perpetrator said he “overreacted” during the attack, but did not say he was remorseful.
“I went over the top like I normally do. I never hurt the man. Mentally, I clearly did. He didn’t deserve what he got, but did I deserve a life sentence just because I bagged him?
“When you’re locked in a concrete coffin 23 hours a day, 24 hours a day, sometimes you have to do crazy things in life.
“The crazier it is, the more dangerous it is, the better f*****g it is. I gotta be honest with you, I had a goddamn party, you know.’
This has been reported by Justice Department sources The Telegraph that Bronson’s participation in the new documentary would likely hurt his chances of parole and means prison authorities will have stifled the legendary inmate’s freedoms.
In the interview, Bronson 70 said, “I’m focused, I’m settled, I can smell and taste freedom like I’ve never done in my life.”
“I am now anti-crime, anti-violence. Why the hell am I still in jail?’
The probation committee confirmed that Charles Bronson’s hearing is scheduled for March 6 and 8 and said reviews are being conducted thoroughly and with extreme care.
Part 2 of the Channel 4 documentary will be shown tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
Both episodes are available on All 4 starting tonight.