Notorious Criminal Charles Bronson Is About To Make You Feel Even Worse About Your Love Life

Even violent convicts can find someone to marry, it seems

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In news that is sure to warm your cold and lonely heart this Valentine's Day, Britain's most notorious prisoner - and the inspiration behind a really good Tom Hardy film - has somehow managed to find a woman to marry him.

Despite spending the last 40 years in prison, Charles Bronson, 64, went down on one knee when Paula Williamson, a former Coronation Street actress no less, visited him in prison at HMP Wakefield. They have been dating for five months.

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The twice-married armed robber and infamous instigator of prison riots had originally planned to make the proposal on Valentine's Day, by having a ring delivered to her house and serenading her by phone, but decided to move the most romantic of proposals forward, according to The Sun.

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Speaking to the paper, Williamson said: "We are so in love.

"I've had relationships with both men and women in the past but none of them come close to my love for Charlie.

"He's so eccentric, but so am I. It's a perfect match."

Eccentric might be a bit tame, Paula...

A photo of Williamson from her Twitter page

Bronson has spent 37 of his years of jail in solitary confinement, repeatedly having his sentence increased because he loves taking prison staff and other inmates hostage.

Now going by the name of Charles Salvador, in a nod to his favourite artist Salvador Dali of course, he has become something of a public fascination over the years; due in part to the scarce amounts of footage of him, as well as his refusal to even try and behave.

There is currently no date for the wedding, in case you were wondering.