Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson short marriage to a former Coronation Street is being annulled on the grounds that they never had sex.
Britain’s most violent prisoner married soap actress Paula Williamson at HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire in November 2017 after she visited him in prison.
But their relationship quickly fell apart and Bronson, 66, was left outraged by a photograph of the actress with a man’s head in her breasts on holiday in Tenerife.
Britain’s most violent prisoner Charles Bronson (left, in 2004) married soap actress Paula Williamson (left, in February) at HMP Wakefield in November 2017 after she visited him in jail
Now, Miss Wiliamson, 38, has told The Sun they have both sent off their paperwork to officially end their marriage – and she is now facing the consequences.
She said: ‘It’s sad. It’s never nice and I have been left with absolutely nothing. I have lost all my work because I married this man as well as family and friends.
‘I don’t believe in mistakes or regrets. Everything happens for a reason. I tried my very best for him and we will remain friends.’
She added: ‘If I wanted to raise my profile I wouldn’t go about it by marrying Britain’s most notorious prisoner. That would destroy my career – and it has done.’
Miss Wiliamson (pictured in February 2017, left on ITV’s Good Morning Britain; and, right, at home in Stoke-on-Trent) said they have both sent off their paperwork to end their marriage
The marriage was never consummated, and unions in England and Wales are allowed to be annulled if newlyweds have not had sex since tying the knot.
Miss Williamson therefore applied for the marriage to be annulled on those grounds and Bronson, who is now at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes, agreed.
Bronson is one of the country’s most notorious prisoners and has spent the majority of the past four decades imprisoned for a series of violent crimes.
In recent years he has turned his hand to art and changed his surname from Bronson to Salvador in tribute to the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
Miss Williamson holds a card featuring a photo of Charles Bronson on the front in July 2017
He first struck up a relationship with Miss Williamson, who also had roles in Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, in 2013 after they started writing to one another.
Bronson had previously said he wanted to have children with Miss Williamson, claiming he would be the ‘best dad in the world’.
He was first locked up for armed robbery in 1974, but during his time inside he has taken hostages in ten prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison officers.
Last November he was cleared of trying to seriously harm a prison governor after being accused of threatening to gouge the man’s eyes out at HMP Wakefield.