M25 killer Kenneth Noye to be freed from prison

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Kenneth Noye fled to Spain after he murdered Stephen Cameron in 1996

The M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye is to be released from prison, the Parole Board has confirmed.

Noye, 71, stabbed 21-year-old Stephen Cameron to death in an attack at the Swanley interchange of the M25 in Kent in 1996.

Noye later claimed he killed Mr Cameron in self-defence during a road-rage fight. He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years in 2000.

The parole board said he no longer poses a risk to the public.

Mr Cameron’s father Ken told the BBC: “I’m gutted.”

When asked whether he had spoken to the parole board, he said: “Yes, they’re letting him out.”

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Stephen Cameron was 21 when he was stabbed to death by Noye

Noye’s case was considered at a hearing on 9 May after it was referred by the Justice Secretary.

The panel heard evidence from Noye’s probation officer, from the official supervising his case in prison, and from a psychologist employed by the Prison Service who had assessed Noye’s risks.

A prison officer of governor grade also participated in the hearing.

Noye, who first became eligible to be considered for release on 21 April 2015, also gave evidence to the panel.

This was the third review of Noye’s case by the Parole Board.

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The panel heard how Noye was of “good conduct and compliance” in prison and had “worked positively” with officials dealing with his case.

The Parole Board said Noye “had demonstrated an ability to deal appropriately with potentially violent situations in prison and was clearly well motivated to avoid further offending in the community”.

The panel said it was satisfied that Noye met the test for release and was suitable for return to the community.

He will have to reside at a designated address, be of good behaviour, and report as required for supervision or other appointments.

There will be strict limitations on his contacts, movements and activities.

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