Cos of a clever brief and a jury finding him not guilty.So it seems Kenneth Noye is up for parole.
How did he ever get away with killing a policeman and serving no time?
And so was able to convince the jury to overlook the fact that he stabbed Fordham repeatedly, way more than would normally be considered 'reasonable' for self-defence!I think it was claimed as self defence - the copper was in a covert OP when he was compromised, and didn't identify himself as police in the ensuing confrontation. Noye was therefore able to claim that he was in fear of his life...
I'm on the board.On what basis though? He's not even in a maximum security prison any more.
Is this the bloke who came over all gangster with a driver, started a fight and when he was getting his arse handed to him pulled a knife?
There are elements in the police who will tell you that Noye is very much more than the killings he's banged up for. He remains a very influential figure in serious crime, allegedly.Noye has served his time, paid the debt society set him at the time of his conviction. We either get on with that or we don't. Personally I have no problem his release will be on licence and they will keep a close eye on him going forward.
Now that's scum. Shooting the old lag is one thing, but the dog?In 1990, the former treasurer of the Great Train Robbery, Charles Frederick "Charlie" Wilson, had moved to Marbella, Spain, where he was suspected to be involved in drug smuggling.Engaged to launder some of the proceeds from the Brink's-MAT robbery, he lost the investors £3 million. On 23 April 1990, a young British man knocked on the front door of his hacienda north of Marbella, and shot dead Wilson and his pet Husky dog, before riding off down the hill on a yellow bicycle.