Boyfriend of Charles Bronson's ex shares harrowing moment he found her dead

The boyfriend of Charles Bronson’s ex wife Paula Williamson has shared the harrowing moment he found her lifeless body. Paula, a former Corrie and Emmerdale actress, was found dead at home in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent by boyfriend Pete Jones on July 29. Pete, 53, who had been in a relationship with Paula since February, said he tried to wake her up for 10 minutes after realising she was lying on the bed and not responding.

Emergency services were called to their home in Staffordshire but paramedics were unable to save her.

Paula Williamson was found dead at her home on Monday morning

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Mr Jones said Paula had enjoyed a ‘booze-fuelled’ Sunday night with friends but insisted that they had not taken any drugs. Police have confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious. Truck driver Mr Jones told the MailOnline : “She got home and had a nightcap with me and then went up to bed.

She was sprawled out across the bed so I went downstairs and fell asleep on the sofa.  “I came upstairs at 6:30am. I held her hand.

I tried to gently wake her up by kissing her forehead, but she wasn’t responding. “I could see she wasn’t breathing. I was desperate to wake her up.

I was trying for… I don’t know how long, maybe 10 minutes, but nothing happened. She wouldn’t wake up.”

Boyfriend of Charles Bronson's ex shares harrowing moment he found her deadPolice and paramedics were called to Paula’s house where she was confirmed dead at the scene Boyfriend of Charles Bronson's ex shares harrowing moment he found her deadPaula spoke on Loose Women about the breakdown of her marriage in July 2018

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A post-mortem will take place in due to course to determine the cause of death.

The 38-year-old actress had filed for divorce from renowned prisoner, Charles Bronson, who she wed in a prison chapel in November 2017. Their relationship had broken down last year, with Paula appearing on Loose Women and breaking down in tears discussing her marriage. Bronson reportedly filed for divorce after pictures emerged of Paula letting a man bury his head in her breasts.

In a letter form his cell, he branded her a “drunken tart” and said the lad she was pictured with was a “brave man.” 

Boyfriend of Charles Bronson's ex shares harrowing moment he found her deadPaula wedded infamous criminal Charles Bronson in a prison chapel in November 2017

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Paula asked for their marriage to be annulled as they did not have the chance to consummate it behind bars. Paula appeared in Coronation Street three times between 2008 and 2012 as an unnamed nurse. She has also starred in TV shows including Hollyoaks where she played a doctor, Scott & Bailey and Emmerdale.

Her death comes days after, in an interview from behind bars, Bronson said he had ‘found true love’ and planned to wed again.

Boyfriend of Charles Bronson's ex shares harrowing moment he found her deadPaula starred in Corrie and Emmerdale during her soap career

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Asked if he would ever find true love he said: “I already have – she’s 63 years old and absolutely stunning. “It’s like I always say, stick to what you know, and my Joan comes from the same era and likes all the same things as me.  “We’re traditional and have the same style and attitudes to things.”

He has spent the last 44 years of his life behind bars for a litany of offences.

Bronson was first sent to jail for armed robbery in 1974 and has remained behind bars indefinitely due to repeated violent attacks on prison staff.

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