Britain’s most notorious convict Charles Bronson has hit out over having his parole bid delayed after evil child killer Colin Pitchfork was freed.
It comes after the double murderer was released on parole earlier this month, despite a public outcry.
Pitchfork, now 61, murdered and raped Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, both 15, in two separate attacks in 1983 and 1986.
Now, speaking from jail, 68-year-old Bronson has asked Britain: “Would the public rather me living next door to them or Pitchfork?”
In an interview with the Mirror, he said: “What is starting to chew me up and make me feel bitter, they won’t give me my freedom but they bend over backwards and free these evil toerags.”
Bronson, who changed his name in 2014 to Charles Salvador, is serving life imprisonment at HMP Woodhill for a range of crimes including armed robbery, false imprisonment, and grievous bodily harm.
He has been told he will have his next public parole hearing next year after it was reportedly delayed by Covid and legal issues.
Although “a bit disappointed” at the prospect of another birthday and Christmas behind bars, Bronson claimed to be “optimistic” about his parole hearing.
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“If I lose again, believe me, the British public will be on my side,” he said.
“I am still a ‘category A’ man, still labelled a danger to the public. Well, the truth is, I’m not.”
Bronson has spent more than 40 years in jail since first being imprisoned in 1974 for armed robbery at the age of 22.
Despite his reputation as Britain’s most violent inmate, he insists he is a changed man and has written a poetry book entitled Words Inside and Out.
In one poem entitled Nonces, he says convicted killers Peter Sutcliffe and Ian Huntley should have been hanged.
He has also described his friendships in prison with notorious inmates, including Ronald and Reggie Kray.
Bronson revealed who the most dangerous criminal he ever met was – the Teacup Poisoner Graham Young.
He said: “He came to Parkhurst. He was putting things up the tap. He was trying to poison the cons.”
Bronson has called for his parole hearing to be held in public in a historic first and has a warning for young criminals about following his mistakes.
He added: “Believe me, one day in prison is one day too long.”