THE judge who jailed M25 murderer Kenneth Noye feared victim Stephen Cameron’s fiancée would be killed in a revenge attack after she testified against him.
Sir David Latham has revealed there was evidence Danielle Cable’s life had been at risk. Ms Cable has been living under an assumed name since Noye’s trial in 2000 and Sir David said he will never forgive the 72-year-old, who was freed from jail last week, for making her live the rest of her life in fear.
He told the Mirror: ‘There was clear evidence there were threats to her life. I think Noye has friends who are really quite powerful, who were not prepared to see him get convicted.’ Sir David told how he also feared the jury would be ‘nobbled’ at the trial. He said: ‘Noye wouldn’t dream of threatening a judge. But he would absolutely threaten a juror. He lived in a world where nobbling a jury undoubtedly happened.’
In 1996 Noye, who had also been involved in laundering the proceeds of the Brink’s-Mat bullion robbery, stabbed Mr Cameron on a slip road of the M25 in Kent. The 21-year-old died in 17-year-old Ms Cable’s arms. After the murder, Noye fled to Spain, where in 1999 Ms Cable helped identify him in a restaurant.
He was freed on parole last Thursday and is said to be living in a bail hostel until he is allowed to return to his family home in Kent.