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ROAD rage killer Ken­neth Noye is set to be trans­ferred to an open prison af­ter the Jus­tice Sec­re­tary rub­ber-stamped a rec­om­men­da­tion from the Pa­role Board.

Noye, now 70, was con­victed of mur­der back in April 2000 and sen­tenced to life with a min­i­mum term of 16 years, af­ter stab­bing elec­tri­cian Stephen Cameron, 21, to death in an at­tack on the M25 in Kent in 1996.

Last month the Pa­role Board said it was not di­rect­ing Noye’s re­lease, but rec­om­mended that he be trans­ferred to “open con­di­tions”.

The ad­vice was passed to the Min­istry of Jus­tice for the fi­nal de­ci­sion, and the depart­ment con­firmed on Tues­day that Jus­tice Sec­re­tary David Lid­ing­ton had ac­cepted the rec­om­men­da­tion. TRANS­FER: Ken­neth Noye won a High Court chal­lenge against the re­fusal de­ci­sion, which his coun­sel ar­gued was “un­law­ful and ir­ra­tional”.

One of Bri­tain’s most no­to­ri­ous crim­i­nals, Noye had been jailed for han­dling bul­lion stolen in the in­fa­mous 1983 Brink’s-Mat rob­bery and was re­leased just two years be­fore the M25 at­tack.

He went on the run af­ter killing Mr Cameron and was ar­rested in Spain in 1998.

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