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Thursday 22nd August 2019

Charles Bronson's ex-wife Corrie actress Paula Williamson dead at 38

Actress married the notorious criminal in 2017

Britain's most notorious criminal Charles Bronson's ex-wife Paula Williamson has been found dead.

The former Coronation Street actress was discovered at a house in Sneyd Green this morning, Staffs Police have confirmed.

The 38-year-old married Bronson behind bars in 2017, and spoke that year of wanting to have his child.

However he filed for divorce after photographs of her allowing a man to bury his head in her boobs in Tenerife emerged.

Paula said after the break-up: "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."

The marriage was never consummated, so the newlyweds were able to have the union annulled.

Ahead of their wedding two years ago, Paula appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss rumours she and Bronson wanted to have a test-tube baby.

Paula revealed: "I turned 37 last Saturday and the realisation hit me – what if he does spend the next three years in prison?

I have lost all my work because I married this man as well as family and friends.

Paula said in 2017 she wanted Bronson's baby (Credit: ITV)

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"We might want to have a baby, it's something we've seriously considered."

Richard cut in: "You want to have a baby, why don't you do what a very good friend of mine has recently done and go to a sperm bank?"

Paula explained: "Because I want his baby."

Richard challenged Paula as to why she would want the criminal's baby (Credit: ITV)

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Richard suggested that Bronson might have criminal genes and she could have a mini-Bronson baby with violent tendencies but Paula didn’t agree that her 'love' was still a criminal.

Bronson was first locked up for armed robbery in 1974, but during his time inside he has taken hostages in 10 prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison officers.

The Sun reported earlier today that he plans to marry a pensioner called Joan upon his release.

Actress Paula starred in Hollyoaks and Emmerdale as well as Coronation Street throughout her career.

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