Where is Kenneth Noye now? | The true story of The M25 Road Rage Killer

Kenneth Noye

What did Kenneth Noye do?

Kenneth Noye is an English murderer who killed a man called Stephen Cameron during a road rage incident while on licence from prison in 1996. Noye had previously been acquitted of the murder of undercover police officer John Fordham. He allegedly stabbed him to death in the sprawling grounds of his home in West Kingsdown, Kent, in 1985.

In 1986, Noye was convicted of conspiracy to handle stolen goods from the Brink’s-Mat robbery and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He served 8 years and was released on licence. This is when he murdered Stephen Cameron.

The Murder of Stephen Cameron

On the 19th of May 1996, Noye was involved in a road rage incident with a 21-year-old motorist, Stephen Cameron, on a slip road of the M25 motorway in Kent. Noye stabbed Cameron to death with a 9-inch knife and immediately fled the country.

A police investigation located Noye in Spain, and he was arrested on the 28th of August 1998. Noye lost an appeal against his extradition from Spain and was extradited back to Britain in May 1999. The trial began 10 months later.

Noye pleaded self defence but he was found guilty on the 14th April 2000. He was given a life sentence and recommended to serve a minimum of 16 years. 

Where is Kenneth Noye now? 

Kenneth Noye was released on licence in 2019 after the parole board deemed him suitable to be put back into the community. Noye is 76 years old now and is reportedly an after-dinner speaker at events. 

Noye features as a main character in BBC drama, The Gold which was released in 2023. It was about the Brink’s-Mat robbery. 

The Gold: The Inside Story was a documentary about the robbery which aired on the BBC a day after the final episode of the drama series.

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