Kenneth Noye has been released from prison after serving almost 20 years for murdering a man on a slip road of the M25.
Stephen Cameron, 21, was killed by Noye near Swanley, Kent, in 1996.
The brutal murder took place in front of Mr Cameron’s fiancée Danielle Cable, then 17, while Noye was out on licence from a previous prison term.
The Ministry of Justice said in a statement: ‘We understand this will be a distressing decision for the family of Stephen Cameron and our thoughts remain with them.
‘Like all life sentence prisoners released by the independent Parole Board, Kenneth Noye will be on licence for the remainder of his life, subject to strict conditions and faces a return to prison should he fail to comply.’
Last month a Parole Board panel found Noye was ‘suitable for return to the community’ in his third bid for freedom.
Previous requests for release were turned down in 2015 and 2017.
Noye, 71, was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years in 2000 for stabbing Mr Cameron to death.
The young couple were on their way to buy bagels when they became involved in a road rage incident with Noye.
The killer got took a knife from his car and stabbed Mr Cameron in the chest.
After the killing, Noye went on the run for two years until he was eventually tracked down in Spain in 2000.
Before the panel’s decision was given, the victim’s father Ken Cameron said the killer should only be allowed to leave jail ‘in a wooden box’.
He told The Sun on the 23rd anniversary of his son’s death that the timing of Parole Board review was ‘heartless’.
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