Who is Kenneth Noye and where is he now? | The Sun

KENNETH Noye became known for being a criminal and killing Stephen Cameron.

He spent over 20 years of his life behind bars but he has since been released.

Who is Kenneth Noye?

Kenneth Noye, was born on May 24, 1997 and is the man responsible for the brutal murder of Stephen Cameron.

In 1996, Noye stabbed Cameron, 21, to death on the M25 during a road rage incident.

However, this was not his only run-in with the law as he turned to crime from a very young age.

Prior to Cameron's murder, Noye stabbed undercover cop John Fordham to death in the grounds of his 20-acre home in West Kingsdown, Kent, in 1985.

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The officer had been tasked with keeping surveillance on Noye as he was suspected of handling gold bullion snatched in the £26million Brink’s-Mat raid.

How long did Kenneth Noye spend in prison?

The former gangster was found not guilty for the murder of DC John Fordham, with the jury acquitting him after deciding he acted in self-defence.

However, he was later convicted for his part in the robbery.

Noye was found guilty of conspiracy to handle the stolen gold and was sentenced to 14 years in prison as well as being fined £500,000 and ordered to pay £200,000 in costs.

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Noye served eight years inside before being freed on license in 1994.

But it wasn't long before the notorious criminal found himself back behind bars.

Following the murder of Stephen Cameron, Noye fled to Spain and soon became Britain's most wanted man.

He was located by police two years later in August 1998 following a manhunt.

The killer was arrested that same month and extradited back to the UK in 1999.

He was later convicted of murdering the 21-year-old and was handed a life sentence.

Where is Kenneth Noye now?

In 2019, Noye was released from jail on parole, having served 20 years behind bars.

The Ministry of Justice said at the time: "Like all life sentence prisoners released by the independent Parole Board, Kenneth Noye will be on licence for the remainder of his life, subject to strict conditions and faces a return to prison should he fail to comply."

A year after he was freed, Noye was seen at the interchange where he fatally stabbed Stephen.

Speaking at the time, Stephen's father, Kenneth Cameron, told The Sun: “It’s like Noye’s walking on Stephen’s grave.

"I feel sickened that he has gone back to the place where he took my son’s life.”

What has Kenneth Noye said?

Following his release, Noye spoke out about his horrific crimes in a new book by Donal MacIntyre and Karl Howman.

He also reassured Stephen's girlfriend Danielle who was a witness to his murder that "she is at no risk from me", the Mirror reports.

Danielle bravely travelled to Spain with police to secretly identify Noye in 1998 after he went on the run.

She was later forced into witness protection after giving evidence against Noye and was provided with a new name and secret home.

Noye said: "She gave honest evidence at the trial. I have no issue with her. I am truly sorry for her loss and I am glad she has moved on with her life.

"She may not believe me but I do want to say this. I am not a danger to her in any respect.

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“I was never a danger to her and there was never a million-pound price on her head, as the police suggested. She should be able to fully enjoy her family and friends because there are no threats to her from me – there never was.

“I am devastated at Stephen’s death and the circumstances around it.”

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