Charles Bronson said it was 'figure of speech' when he threatened to bite governor's nose off

Mail Online | 11/15/2018 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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Charles Bronson has told a jury it was simply a 'figure of speech' when he threatened to bite his prison governor's nose off in a row over his estranged wife.

The 66-year-old allegedly lunged at governor Mark Docherty in January after bosses at HMP Wakefield refused to release snaps of his jail wedding to Paula Williamson, 37.

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Speaking on the anniversary of his wedding to a TV actress, Bronson, now known as Charles Salvador, said 'for once in my life I really am an innocent man'.

Jurors heard how Bronson had pinned the governor to the ground prior to a welfare meeting and told him: 'I will bite you f***ing nose off and I will gouge your eyes out'.

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Bronson, representing himself and wearing a green and yellow jumpsuit, denies a charge of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Giving evidence today, Bronson told a court he's had six fights as an unlicenced prizefighter outside of prison including against five men and even a rottweiler dog.

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But he told jurors at Leeds Crown Court that prison staff had 'over-reacted' and he only intended to grab hold of the governor in a gentle bear hug.

He said: 'When I went into that room there was nothing in my mind whatsoever to attack the governor.

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'I have been a very nasty man in my time. What I was going to do was grab him in a bear hug, a gentle one not a hard one.

'Unfortunately, after being who I am staff, prison officers over-reacted and I can understand why.

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'I never injured him or intended to injure him, it was more of a wake-up call for him, a reality check.

'He might be the governor but I have always said do whatever you want to me but please don't mess around with my family.'

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Bronson labelled the foul-mouthed language - which...
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