Stephen Cameron's father calls on government to block road rage killer Kenneth Noye's transfer to open prison
PUBLISHED: 09:32 17 July 2017
Newly-appointed justice secretary David Lidington will consider the parole board's recommendation and make a decision "in due course"
The father of murdered Stephen Cameron is calling on the government to do “the right thing” and block killer Kenneth Noye’s proposed transfer to an open prison.
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 the 21-year-old electrician 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 a parole board recommended the transfer earlier this month.
The government says it will now consider the recommendation and make a decision “in due course”.
Speaking to The Sun, Mr Cameron’s father, Ken, is calling on newly-appointed justice secretary David Lidington to block the move and keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.
He said: “I am totally gutted. It’s devastating.
“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.
“Our Stephen didn’t get a chance of a life. His fiancée had to change her identity and move away from us and her family. We have all lived a life sentence.
“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.”