M25 road rage murderer Kenneth Noye WILL be freed from jail

M25 road rage murderer Kenneth Noye, 71, WILL be freed from jail after 19 years - as his victim's 'devastated' father blasts 'kick in the teeth' decision and says: 'Life should mean life'

By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 13:08 BST, 22 May 2019 | Updated: 13:40 BST, 22 May 2019

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Notorious road rage killer Kenneth Noye is to be released from prison, the parole board confirmed today.

The former gangster, 71, has served nearly 20 years for stabbing Stephen Cameron, 21, to death on an M25 slip road near Swanley, Kent, in 1996.

The cold-blooded murder took place in front of Mr Cameron's 17-year-old fiancée Danielle Cable while Noye was out on licence from a previous prison term.

The Parole Board today confirmed his release has been approved after it decided he is no longer a 'significant risk to the public'.

The decision means Noye will walk free from Standford Hill open prison in Kent in the next few weeks.

Kenneth Noye, pictured last year outside an open prison, is to be released from prison

Kenneth Noye, pictured last year outside an open prison, is to be released from prison

Noye stabbed 21-year-old Stephen Cameron (pictured) to death on a slip road to the M25 in Swanley, Kent, in 1996

Noye (pictured after his eventual arrest) then went on the run in Spain

Noye stabbed 21-year-old Stephen Cameron (left) to death on a slip road to the M25 in Swanley, Kent, in 1996. Noye then went on the run in Spain

The victim's father Ken Cameron, 72, said Noye should die behind bars. 

He said: 'I'm totally devastated. I can't believe they have made this decision. Life should mean life.

'I hoped this day would never come. I sort of knew it was coming, though - I was almost resigned to it. But it is still a complete kick in the teeth. 

'He is going back on the streets when he should spend the rest of his days behind bars.

'Stephen was denied a life by Noye on May 19, 1996 when he left him lying in the gutter. And we are the ones who have had to live a life sentence. There isn't a day we don't think of Stephen.'

Mr Cameron added: 'He can now go and live the rest of his life as a free man while our family still grieve for Stephen every day. 

'I'm sure he'll head off to a nice little bolt hole in Spain somewhere and live the good life.'

Mr Cameron's parents Ken and Toni outside court in 2000. Mrs Cameron has since sadly died

Mr Cameron's parents Ken and Toni outside court in 2000. Mrs Cameron has since sadly died

Former career criminal Noye, once acquitted of murdering a policeman after claiming self-defence, has been at Standford Hill open prison in Kent for the past 18 months - just 30 miles from his victim's father. 

 Justifying the decision to release him today, a spokesman for the parole board said:  'We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board has directed the release of Kenneth Noye following an oral hearing.

'Parole Board decisions are solely focused on whether

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