Kray memorabilia and Bronson paintings sold for more than £100,000 at Northamptonshire auction house

Painting by Ronnie Kray whilst in Broadmoor prison
Painting by Ronnie Kray whilst in Broadmoor prison

Memorabilia belonging to violent criminal Charles Bronson and the late Ronnie Kray raised more than £100,000 at a Northamptonshire auction house.

The sale, at J P Humbert Auctioneers Ltd at Silverstone Business Park in Towcester, sold all of its 150 lots.

Items included jewellery, letters, watches, paintings and other personal mementos belonging to Kray during his time in Broadmoor prison from 1969 to 1995.

The sale also inluded eight paintings by notorious Bronson, in a bid to raise money to send his mother on holiday by way of an apology for his involvement in alleged violent behaviour while in prison.

His paintings, which attracted international interest, sold for up to £1,000 a piece.

Jonathan Humbert, of JP Humbert, said: “The global interest we had reflects the perennial interest in the Kray twins and items have sold as far afield as America, Australia and Japan.

“The items, consigned by Krays second wife, Kate Kray, were sold without reserve or estimate - a proportion of the sale proceeds are going to charity.”

Kate Kray also helped to organise the sale of the Bronson pieces.