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Published: 08:08, 17 July 2017 |
Updated: 08:14, 17 July 2017
The father of road rage victim Stephen Cameron has urged the government to block a recommendation to move his notorious killer Kenneth Noye to an open prison.
Ken Cameron was speaking after the Parole Board recommended 70-year-old Noye be moved to an open prison, after he was locked up in 2000.
Noye was jailed for stabbing 21-year-old Stephen Cameron in 1996 at the M25 Swanley Interchange.
He was given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 16 years.
The Parole Board previously recommended he be transferred back in 2015 but the suggestion was rejected by the then justice secretary Michael Gove.
Noye launched a high court battle to be moved in January this year and the Parole Board has once again recommended that it go ahead.
Now Justice Secretary David Lidington has the power to approve or refuse the recommenation, and Mr Cameron's father is calling for him to block the move, according to The Sun.
Mr Cameron told the national newspaper: "“I am totally gutted.
“I was out shopping when the call came in. Even though I was expecting it is still a shock.
“I just hope the new Justice Secretary David Lidington does the right thing and is strong enough to block this recommendation.
“If Noye goes to an open prison he will just disappear – no doubt about it.
“I’m sure he’ll have money stashed away and he’ll vanish from open prison to live out the rest of his days somewhere."
He said his family, and that of Stephen's fiancee Danielle Cable, had been given a life sentence. Danielle had been forced to change her identity and move away.
Mr Cameron added: "I have never wanted revenge, I have only wanted justice for Stephen. And I do not think that man deserves to be on the streets.
“He should die in prison, and I hope he does.”
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said after recommending the move: “The independent Parole Board has made its recommendation.
“We will carefully consider this and make a decision in due course.”
Noye, from Bexleyheath, was locked up for killing Mr Cameron, 21, in front of his fiancée Danielle Cable, then 17, after the couple got into an argument with him.
A manhunt was launched for Noye, who fled to Spain. He was extradited in 1999 and handed a life sentence at the Old Bailey in April 2000.
“He should die in prison, and I hope he does" - Ken Cameron
Career criminal Noye has a history of violence, having stabbed undercover police officer John Fordham to death in the grounds of his home in West Kingsdown in 1985.
He was cleared of murder when he claimed the 11 wounds he inflicted were in self-defence.
In 1983, Noye was involved with the prolific Brink’s-Mat bullion robbery, in which armed men posing as security guards entered the Brinks-Mat security vault at Heathrow Airport.
The six-man gang doused a guard with petrol, threatened to set him alight unless he opened a vault, and escaped with £26 million in gold bullion and diamonds.
Eleven gold bars were found and Noye was jailed for 14 years for handling stolen goods, serving eight from 1986 until 1994.
Most of the gold is still missing.
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