ONE of Britain’s most violent prisoners has boasted of being involved in another fight with officers at a prison near York.

Charles Bronson, who is at Full Sutton Prison, wrote to the widow of Ronnie Kray, which was shared with national newspapers.

In it, Bronson, 61, told how he attacked 12 prison officers after Arsenal won the FA Cup earlier this month.

Bronson, born Michael Gordon Peterson, was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1974 for armed robbery. Since then, he has only spent about four months of his life out of prison as his sentences were extended following violent incidents, including assault, hostage taking and rooftop protests and damage.

The Ministry of Justice said it would not comment on the incident, as did HMP Full Sutton. But Bronson, a Tottenham Hotspur fan, said he covered himself in butter before the fight to make it difficult for officers to restrain him, and saw a vision of Ronnie Kray before taking on the guards.

In the letter, dated May 19 and shared with a national newspaper, The Mirror, Bronson wrote: “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.”