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Assault and buttery

ESPN staff
May 27, 2014
Charles Bronson has been in and out of prison since 1974 © PA Photos

Britain's most notorious criminal Charles Bronson proved a slippery customer for the Full Sutton prison guards when the Tottenham fan smothered himself in butter and went on a rampage after Arsenal won the FA Cup.

In a letter dated May 19 to Kate Kray - ex-wife of fellow villain Ronnie Kray - Bronson admitted he "lost it" and attacked a dozen guards when his favourite side's arch-rivals came from 2-0 down to beat Hull at Wembley.

The incident bears similarities to when Bronson assaulted 12 officers at Wakefield Prison in 2010.

In the letter, obtained by the Daily Mirror, 61-year-old Bronson wrote: "Not good news. I've had another rumble. This time with a dozen riot mob on the yard!

"Obviously I had my reasons and I'd sooner swallow teeth than my pride. Sadly I came off worst - got smashed up ribs.

"Life goes on Kate! You won't hear me moan!"

He added: "It was sunny! A scorcher! Arsenal was playing Hull. I so wanted Hull to win, coz I'm Spurs.

"I got Lurpak and spread it on thick. Then a small cloud appeared. I swear I see Ron's face. It was eerie. Go on son, let 'em have it!"

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