'Cannibal' Robert Maudsley's method to 'torment' Charles Bronson in prison

Robert Maudsley has committed three murders, three of them in prison
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One of Britain's most feared killers is reportedly embroiled in a bitter feud with infamous prisoner Charles Bronson.

Speke-born Robert Maudsley, who earned the nickname 'Hannibal the Cannibal' after allegations he ate one of his victims' brains, has been incarcerated for more than 40 years. His dangerous reputation has led to him being kept in isolation inside a glass box underground.

During his time behind bars, he's crossed paths with notorious inmate Charles Bronson – often considered the country's most violent prisoner. According to a new book, the pair "hated" each other inside HMP Wakefield, also known as "Monster Mansion". In the book, Inside Wakefield Prison, authors Jonathan Levi and Emma French recount how one prison guard, named Jo, described how the pair would torment one another.

"Robert Maudsley, Bob as he is known, hates Bronson. They simply do not get on," they explained. "When I was on the unit, Maudsley would play rock music loud to annoy Bronson," reports the Mirror.

The music would echo through the cell walls and provoke Bronson to "shout" at the killer who refused to respond.

In a particularly twisted form of revenge, Bronson was allegedly known to whistle outside Maudsley's cell supposedly because Maudsley's mother would lock him in a cupboard and whistle outside the door.

Following a feud, Bronson was moved to HMP Woodhill. He once revealed that he sent Maudsley a watch as a gift, only for it to be rejected by the killer, who instructed the prison guard trying to deliver it to throw the watch in a bin.

Upon learning about this dismissal, Bronson was enraged, referring to Maudsley as "an ungrateful b***ard."

He proceeded to threaten the 70 year old lifetime prisoner, stating, "I pray to one day bump into him at 300mph and, unlike him, I don't need a blade."

Maudsley has served the last 43 years in solitary confinement, isolated for 23 hours each day following the murders of four people he believed were sex offenders. Three of his murders took place while he was already serving time.

In a written explanation of his motives in 2000, Maudsley shared: " I have been raped and, yes, I have been sexually abused by such people, and consequently I do detest these people enough to have killed them in the past."

Whilst Maudsley refuses any communication with other prisoners, he is reportedly quite polite to prison guards.

Bronson, aged 71 and having spent around 50 years behind bars, has earned the notorious title of "most violent prisoner in Britain" due to his numerous assaults on prison staff and other inmates. Despite his infamy and a history of name changes, he remains widely recognised by the moniker he took on as a bare-knuckle fighter in London's East End.

He has dismissed his fearsome image, insisting: "I'm a nice guy, but sometimes I lose all my senses and become nasty. That doesn't make me evil, just confused."