Murderer Kenneth Noye was serving a life sentence for the 1996 killing of 21-year-old Stephen Cameron on the M25 in Swanley
Road rage murderer Kenneth Noye will flee to a Spanish hilltop mansion upon his release from prison in three months.
The 72-year-old served 20 years of a life sentence for the 1996 road-rage killing of 21-year-old Stephen Cameron on the M25 in Swanley, Kent.
Noye was moved to an open prison last year and in the latest in a series of blows to the victim’s family, he will apparently retreat to a life of luxury in Spain, where he has stashed millions of pounds according to a police officer who helped put him behind bars.
Mr Cameron’s father Ken previously hit out at the idea that his son’s killer would be released, saying Noye should only leave prison ‘in a wooden box’.
Former Det Supt Ian Brown believes Noye has £5million tucked away and still owns property in Spain with older reports suggesting that the property is a hilltop mansion with breath-taking views across the Atlantic to Morocco.
Brown told the Mirror: ‘Within a month he’ll be back in Spain. I think he will disappear within weeks, he’s still got property in Spain that they weren’t able to take off him. He’s got plenty of resources.’
Kenneth Noye can look forward to swapping the four walls of his prison cell for a hilltop mansion with breath-taking views across the Atlantic to the Moroccan coast
He added: ‘Noye’s still got hidden wealth. He was able to hide millions without blinking so he’s definitely still got cash stashed all over the world.’
Noye hid out in the sun-kissed Atlantic fishing villages near Cape Trafalgar when he was on the run over the May 1996 M25 murder of Stephen Cameron.
And he is believed to have kept hold of the whitewashed four-bed villa in pretty Atlanterra he used as a Costa refuge before his August 1998 arrest brought his life as a fugitive called Micky The Builder to an end.
The sprawling property, surrounded by Atlantic pines and palm trees set around two swimming pools, has laid empty for years.
Britain’s most notorious gangster Kenneth Noye looking fit and tanned as he strolls freely outside his open prison. He is now set to be freed completely in three months
Stephen Cameron (left) was murdered on the M25 in 1996. His father Ken (right with his wife Toni after the trial in 2000) said the timing of Noye’s release is heartless
But its magnificent setting high above Germans Beach – arguably one of the best in southern Spain – makes it the perfect place for the career criminal to enjoy his old age.
One woman, possibly the only one, who would welcome Noye’s leaving Britain is his victim’s fiance who witnessed the murder.
Danielle Cable, 40, was 17 when Mr Cameron was killed and she fears a revenge attack for helping to nail his killer when police took her to Spain in 1998 to identify Noye, according to family sources.
A family source told The Sun: ‘She’s had nightmares about seeing this evil man again. News he will be released is like she’s living her worst nightmare.
‘She hates him for taking Stephen away from her, ruining their hopes and dreams.
‘She never forgot Stephen and loved him so much. Noye’s release brings it all back as if it was yesterday.’
Noye’s apparent easy life has irked the victim’s family, with the killer allowed unescorted home leave and community visits from Standford Hill open prison since April last year.
It is 23 years ago last week since the knifing of Stephen Cameron and his father called the timing of news of Noye’s release as ‘heartless.’
His mother Toni died in 2016 and widower Mr Cameron told The Sun: ‘All we ever wanted was justice. Life should mean life for him. The only way Noye should be allowed out is in a wooden box.’
Mr Cameron reportedly said it was ‘sickening’ to picture Noye having a nice time at Sunday dinner when it was revealed the killer would be allowed out on day release, with a source saying he couldn’t wait to have the British staple.
Ken said he had ‘nightmares’ that he would encounter his son’s murderer and said he should ‘never see the light of day’.
Killer Noye used a 9in knife he kept in his car to stab Mr Cameron on a slip road of the M25 in 1996 as the victim’s fiancee looked on in horror.
He had already served eight years of a 14-year sentence for handling gold stolen in the Brink’s-Mat bullion robbery in 1983.
During the infamous robbery, six gunmen burst into a warehouse near Heathrow Airport and doused security guards in petrol before escaping with £26million.
In 1985 Noye stabbed police officer John Fordham 10 times after he found the officer, camouflaged, and hiding in the back garden of his home.
But a jury found him not guilty of murder or manslaughter on the grounds of self-defence.
He was out on licence when he stabbed and killed Mr Cameron, fleeing to Spain the day after the murder because he did not believe he would get a ‘fair trial’ in the UK.
He was extradited in 1998 after police found him with a British passport under the name of Alan Green.
At Noye’s trial in 2000, he admitted that he had stabbed Mr Cameron to death but again insisted that he had acted in self-defence.
But the jury convicted him of murder after a pathologist said Mr Cameron’s injuries were consistent with murderous intent.
He was jailed for life at the Old Bailey with a minimum term of 16 years.