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CONFIRMED: M25 killer Kenneth Noye set to be moved to an open prison

PUBLISHED: 12:37 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:31 03 July 2017

Kenneth Noye

Kenneth Noye

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He was convicted of murder in 2000 after stabbing 21-year-old electrician Stephen Cameron from Dartford

Road-rage killer Kenneth Noye could be moved to an open prison, following a recommendation by the Parole Board.

Bexleyheath-born Noye, now 70, was convicted of murder in April 2000 and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years, after stabbing 21-year-old electrician Stephen Cameron from Dartford to death in an attack on the M25 in Kent in 1996.

He was recommended for release a year ago but then-justice secretary Michael Gove blocked the move, much to the relief of the victim’s family.

However, Noye then won a High Court appeal in February against a decision blocking him access to an open prison, and Mr Cameron’s father, Ken, feared the killer could be released in a matter of months.

Speaking to The Sun at the end of last year, he said: “I feel betrayed, totally let down. Stephen never got a chance at life. Noye should remain behind bars for the rest of his.

“All we wanted do was get on with our lives but this is a constant worry for me and my family.

“We have never wanted revenge, we only wanted justice and life should mean life.”

A Parole Board spokesman said: “We can confirm that a three-member panel of the Parole Board has not directed the release of Kenneth Noye.

“However, they have recommended that he be transferred to open conditions.

“This is a recommendation only and the Ministry of Justice will now consider the advice and make the final decision.

“Under current legislation, Mr Noye will be eligible for a further review within two years.

“The date of the next review will be set by the Ministry of Justice.”

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson added: “The independent Parole Board has made its recommendation.

“We will carefully consider this and make a decision in due course.”

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