Britain’s most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson will remain behind bars after being denied release by the Parole Board.
Bronson, 70, was jailed for armed robbery in 1974 and, but for a couple of brief episodes of freedom, has been in jail ever since.
His original seven-year sentence has been extended many times because of his violent attacks on prison staff and fellow inmates.
He has been denied release following a public parole hearing where he claimed to be a “born-again artist” who “went through a phase” of taking hostages.
The Parole Board’s decision comes a day after he sent a voice note to Sky News claiming he “hates violence” and has been a “model prisoner” for the last decade.
Bronson also claimed he has “never been a danger to the public”, adding: “I love the world”.