Road rage murderer Kenny Noye has formed a friendship with a divorcee who describes herself as a 'hippy chick' and offers horse hugging therapy for children.
The double killer, 74, has been out and about with glamorous mother-of-three Michelle Budd who is nearly 30 years younger his junior and describes Noye as a family friend.
Noye has been spotted visiting her home in Kent and they have been seen driving around the countryside together, and on trips to local pubs.
He has even turned up at her stables where she introduces groups of young children to her horses, helping many with anxiety or emotional problems. However, she denied they were in a relationship when approached by MailOnline.
The friendship between the unlikely pair has shocked many friends of horse lover Mrs Budd, 47, as they are disturbed about Noye's criminal past.
Kenny Noye, 74, is pictured this week visiting the stables of new friend Michelle Budd, 47, before the pair drove off together
Noye (left) a career criminal who was jailed for the M25 road rage murder of Stephen Cameron in 1996 has been spending time with self-confessed 'hippie chick' Michelle (right), 47, who is divorced and has three adult children
The friendship between Noye and Michelle (above) has concerned her friends who are uncomfortable with his criminal past. However, Michelle denied they were in a relationship when approached this week by MailOnline
One said: 'He is violent man and everyone know about him being a murderer who has spent much of his life as a criminal and in prison.
'Michelle is a very respectable, nice woman who does a lot to help children, some of who have special needs.
'He is a distasteful figure and I wonder what she is thinking being seen around with him.'
Sources said Noye and Mrs Budd had been friends for several months since meeting at a roadside hamburger outlet near her home.
Noye has been seen out and about with new friend, Michelle
He is said to have simply introduced himself as 'Ken' when he met her family.
Noye who stabbed to death an undercover policeman investigating the Brink's-Mat robbery and murdered motorist Stephen Cameron in a road rage incident, was seen visiting Mrs Budd at her home on Wednesday. He parked his VW car on her drive.
The former gangster calmly put on a grey flat hat and spectacles before driving off as Mrs Budd returned to her stables a few miles away.
He then visited a gym before returning to his home in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Mrs Budd, who has two young grandchildren, met the ruthless killer again on Thursday, shortly after a group of children sponsored by a charity for the disadvantaged and disabled, had left her stables in the countryside near Dartford, Kent. Noye turned up a short time later, wearing a blue shirt.
He looked around before leaving his car and climbing into her silver truck, and the pair drove away together.
They were back at the stables two hours later, and Noye left in his black 4 x 4 car.
Mrs Budd describes herself in online posts as an Equine learning coach and a qualified physical education teacher.
She is the owner and founder of the Kent Equine Facilitated Learning Centre, a community interest company which promotes 'relaxation through horse care'.
Mrs Budd's therapy sessions are said to help children by 'connecting with nature, managing emotions, and natural crafts.'
The website for her stables is full of pictures of children stroking and patting horses.
She is said to offer 'help for people looking for answers support with relationships, work, progress, acceptance, forgiveness, trauma addicts and autistic children.'
Noye visited Michelle's stables in the countryside near Dartford, Kent on Thursday. The former gangster arrived in a Volkswagen shortly after a group of children sponsored by a charity for the disadvantaged and disabled, had left her stables
Noye, who was wearing a blue training t-shirt, spoke to Michelle briefly after he arrived at the stables on Thursday afternoon
Noye looked around before leaving his car and climbing into Michelle's silver truck, and the pair drove away together. They were back at the stables two hours later, and Noye left in his black Volkswagen 4 x 4.
Next week she is taking part in an 'Equine Energy Healing Session' in collaboration with a group called 'Ascending Angels' which describes her horses as a 'majestic herd'.
The event is aimed at helping people 'to accept and love yourself more and to