EXCLUSIVE: Killer Kenny Noye spotted with a flash new £50,000 Mercedes
EXCLUSIVE: Road rage killer Kenny Noye is spotted with a flash new £50,000 Mercedes with a top speed of 134mph… just days after we revealed he’d been clocked for speeding
- Double killer is driving a new black Mercedes GLC 220D luxury four wheel drive
- Noye, 75, spent 21 years in jail for the M25 murder of Stephen Cameron
- The Mercedes website prices its entry level GLC 220d models at £49,465
- Noye’s finances remain a mystery and it is not known how he funds his lifestyle
Road rage murderer Kenny Noye has been spotted with a flash new car worth around £50,000 – just days after MailOnline revealed he had been clocked for speeding.
The double killer is driving a brand new black Mercedes GLC 220D luxury four wheel drive, despite his apparently modest lifestyle, living in a one bedroom flat in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Noye, 75, who spent 21 years in jail for the M25 murder of Stephen Cameron seems able to afford the car with a top speed of 134mph, even though he is a pensioner without a job.
The former gangster who also once stabbed an undercover police officer to death was convicted in 1986 of handling gold bullion snatched in the £26million Brink’s-Mat raid at Heathrow in 1983.
The majority of the stolen gold was never recovered, although 11 bullion bars were found at his former home.
He was jailed for 14 years and fined £500,000 and ordered to pay £200,000 costs, and served eight years behind bars for his role in the infamous heist.
The Mercedes website prices its entry level GLC 220d models at £49,465, but motorists pay more for higher spec models.
Road rage murderer Kenny Noye has been spotted with a flash new car worth around £50,000 – just days after MailOnline revealed he had been clocked for speeding
The double killer is driving a brand new black Mercedes GLC 220D luxury four wheel drive, despite his apparently modest lifestyle, living in a one bedroom flat in Sevenoaks, Kent
The automatic diesel model being driven by Noye with a top speed of 134mph is thought to have replaced his old black VW Tiguan sports utility vehicle.
Noye’s finances remain a mystery and it is not known how he funds his lifestyle.
As a pensioner, he is entitled to a weekly UK state pension of up to £185.15 – but he would only get the full amount if he had made 30 years of National Insurance contributions.
It is not known what NI would have been paid by Noye during his working life, due to him having spent nearly 30 years behind bars.
When he was released from prison in June 2019, he was eligible for a £46 ‘discharge grant’.
This one-off payment by the Government is aimed at helping released jail birds meet their initial subsistence costs such as travel and food. It has since increased to £76.
MailOnline revealed last week how Noye was clocked speeding 47mph in a 40mph zone in his VW Tiguan on February 25 on the A225 in Otford, Kent.
He was given the choice of having three points on his driving licence or taking a speed awareness course.
Noye, 75, who spent 21 years in jail for the M25 murder of Stephen Cameron seems able to afford the car with a top speed of 134mph, even though he is a pensioner without a job
It is believed that Noye chose to do the course where one of the subjects he was schooled in was about the dangers of road rage.
Noye stabbed undercover police officer DC John Fordham ten times in 1985 after finding him hiding in the grounds of his 20-acre estate in West Kingsdown, Kent.
The officer was keeping a watch on Noye at the time as he was suspected of handling gold bullion from the Brink’s-Mat raid.
Noye and Brian Reader who later achieved notoriety as the mastermind behind the Hatton Garden jewellery heist fame in 2015 were charged with the murder of DC Fordham.
But the pair were acquitted by an Old Bailey jury after Noye claimed he had acted in self-defence as he feared being attacked.
Noye was later convicted of handling some of the stolen gold, and was on licence after being released from prison when he lost his cool in May 1996 and stabbed Stephen Cameron , 21, in a roadside bust-up on a slip road of the M25 at Swanley, Kent.
He fled the country in a private jet provided by late Brink’s-Mat pal John Palmer, and made his way to southern Spain where he was eventually recaptured in August 1998.
Noye was arrested after Stephen’s girlfriend Danielle Cable, who witnessed the killing, was secretly taken by British police to the area and identified him from a distance. She remains under witness protection.
The former gangster who also once stabbed an undercover police officer to death was convicted in 1986 of handling gold bullion snatched in the £26million Brink’s-Mat raid at Heathrow in 1983
He was jailed for 14 years and fined £500,000 and ordered to pay £200,000 costs, and served eight years behind bars for his role in the infamous heist
He was extradited back to Britain in May 1999 and Danielle bravely gave evidence against him at the Old Bailey the following year.
Noye was found guilty of murder and jailed for life, and ordered to serve a minimum of 16 years, but he was freed from prison in June 2019.
His parole conditions included a warning not to fall foul of the law or mix with people from criminal backgrounds.
MailOnline revealed last October how Noye had struck up a close friendship with glamorous grandmother Michelle Budd, 48, who describes herself as a ‘hippy chick’ and offers horse hugging therapy for children.
Sources said he met the divorced mother-of-three at a roadside hamburger outlet near her home in Kent
Noye was later spotted visiting her home and driving around the countryside with her, taking in cosy trips to local pubs.
MailOnline told how he had even turned up at her stables near Dartford where she introduces groups of young children to her horses, helping many with anxiety or emotional problems.
The Mercedes website prices its entry level GLC 220d models at £49,465, but motorists pay more for higher spec models
The blossoming friendship between the unlikely pair shocked many friends of horse lover Mrs Budd who were disturbed about Noye’s criminal past.
He is said to have simply introduced himself as ‘Ken’ when he met her 18-year-old son.
Noye is separated from his wife Brenda Tremain, with whom he has two adult sons, Kevin and Brett.
He was reported in October 2020 to be back with his former love Karen Bricker-Jones, a businesswoman he first dated 40 years previously before he was jailed.
He was said to be dividing his time between mother-of-three Karen’s smart mock Tudor four-bedroom home in Surrey and his bachelor flat in Kent following his release from prison.
Neighbours saw him carrying her food shopping and putting out the bins while staying at her property
Privately-educated Karen, 59, was said to have regularly visited Noye in jail while he was serving his murder sentence.
Mrs Budd who has two grandchildren describes herself in online posts as an Equine learning coach and a qualified physical education teacher.
Noye’s finances remain a mystery and it is not known how he funds his lifestyle
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.
Noye stabbed Stephen Cameron (above), 21, to death on the M25 slip road in 1996 and was jailed for murder in 2000
She is said to offer ‘help for people looking for answers support with relationships, work, progress, acceptance, forgiveness, trauma addicts and autistic children.’
A friend of Mrs Budd told MailOnline last October: ‘She is all about peace and love and calls herself a “Hippy Chick” on Facebook.
‘She does have a gentle and caring nature. It is all about being kind and reaching into your inner self. But Noye is evil, nasty and violent and has killed two people.
‘It is hard for us as friends to see them together. They are like chalk and cheese when it comes to their individual personalities. She is a kind person who cares for the children she helps.’
Mrs Budd denied she was in a relationship with Noye when questioned by MailOnline last year.
When she was initially approached, she said: ‘I don’t know what you are talking about mate.’
Later she said: ‘I do know him. He is a family friend.’ But she added: ‘I have no comment to make mate. It’s news to me. I am a bit flabbergasted to be fair.’
Asked how the fact that he had killed two people sat with a woman who described herself as a hippy, she added: ‘I have no comment to make.’
LIFE AND TIMES OF CAREER CRIMINAL KENNY NOYE
Double killer Noye was born in 1947 in Bexleyheath, Kent, where his father ran a post office and his mother managed a dog track
May 1947 – Kenneth Noye was born in Bexleyheath, Kent, where his father ran a post office and his mother managed a dog racing track. His first brush with crime was at the age of five when his mother caught him taking cash from a till at Woolworths while she was talking to a shop assistant. He was known as a bully at Bexleyheath Boys’ Secondary Modern School where he ran a dinner money protection racket. While at school, he also began selling stolen bicycles.
July 1962 – He left school at 15 and took on several jobs, including delivering newspapers and milk, helping in shops, selling programmes at greyhound tracks and being a newspaper vendor in central London. But he moved on to selling stolen car parts and jewellery, while acting as a fence for burglars. His crimes led to him spending a year in Borstal. While waiting to see a barrister about accusations he faced, he met legal secretary, Brenda Tremain who became his wife.
September 1970 -Noye married Brenda. He built up underworld links in his early 20s and used to hang around the Hilltop Hotel, near his home in West Kingsdown, Kent, which was a haunt of gangland figures such as the Richardsons and associates of the Krays. He got more work as a fixer and ‘fence’, but also became a police informer, and even joined the Freemasons to mix with his police contacts.
1970s – He tried his hand at legitimate business, setting up a haulage company in a run-down caravan behind a garage in West Kingsdown, before becoming a builder, and then a property developer, making a £300,000 profit from a US trailer park. Noye was on the wrong side of the law again in 1977 when he was given an 18-month suspended jail sentence for receiving and possessing a shotgun.
1980 – As his profits grew, he bought a 20-acre site in West Kingsdown, but he was refused permission to demolish the existing bungalow on the plot. It burned down a few weeks later due to an electrical fault, and Noye replaced it with a a ten-bedroom mock-Tudor mansion. He also splashed out on a villa in northern Cyprus and a £700,000 yacht.
November 1983 – While posing as a legitimate businessman, he traded in gold, which led to him being suspected of helping the gang attempting to dispose of the £23 million haul of bullion stolen during the Brink’s-Mat robbery near Heathrow when six gunmen burst into a warehouse, doused security guards in petrol and threatened to set them on fire. The crooks took 6,800 gold bars weighing three tonnes, as well as platinum, diamonds and travellers cheques.
January 1985 – Undercover police officer Detective Constable John Fordham, 45, was keeping a watch on Noye’s home from a hiding place in the grounds when he was cornered by the gangster’s three rottweilers. Noye stabbed him ten times and he died two hours later.
December 1985 – Noye and suspected accomplice Brian Reader who was on the scene when DC Fordham was stabbed, stood trial for the officer’s murder at the Old Bailey, but were cleared after Noye claimed he had acted in self defence as he feared that the officer was an underworld assassin targeting him. Reeder later achieved notoriety as the mastermind behind the Hatton Garden jewellery heist in 2015.
July 1986 – Noye was convicted of handling some of the stolen Brink’s-Mat gold and conspiracy to evade VAT after 11 bullion bars were found at his home. He was jailed for 14 years after shouting at the jury who convicted him: ‘I hope you all die of cancer’. Noye was also fined £500,000 and ordered to pay £200,000 costs.
1994 – He is released from prison and managed to keep a low profile for two years.
May 1996 – Noye stabbed Stephen Cameron, 21, to death in a road rage attack on a slip road the M25 in Swanley, Kent, while still on licence following his release from prison. The murder happened after Noye was cut up by Stephen’s van on a roundabout. Both vehicles stopped at a red traffic light and Noye leapt out to confront Cameron. A brawl started, but Cameron gained the upper hand, so Noye fetched a knife from his car, stabbing Stephen twice in the chest. Stephen died in the arms of his fiancé Danielle Cable, then aged 17, while Noye calmly drove off. The following day he fled the country in a private jet, allegedly provided by his late Brink’s-Mat pal John Palmer.
August 1998 – Noye arrested for Stephen’s murder at a restaurant in Barbate, Spain. He was identified in Spain the previous day by Danielle who had been flown out from the UK by undercover officers.
April 2020 – Noye convicted of the murder of Stephen Cameron and given a life sentence, and told he must serve at least 16 years. Danielle who gave evidence against him has been living with an assumed name under witness protection ever since, amid fears that she could be targeted by Noye.
August 2017 – Noye is authorised for move to open prison, much to the dismay of Stephen Cameron’s family. He is seen a year later on day release from Standford Hill prison on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.
May 2019 – Parole Board announced decision to free him after a panel including a psychologist and two judges decided he did not represent a significant risk to the public and had a ‘proven ability to control his emotions’.
June 2019 – Noye is released from Category D Standford Hill Prison.
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