EXCLUSIVE Road-rage murderer Kenneth Noye cavorts with Hatton Garden diamond thief John ‘Kenny’ Collins on James Bond-themed night out in ‘breach of parole conditions’ which could see killer sent back to prison
Road-rage murderer Kenneth Noye risks being recalled to prison for breaching his parole conditions – for enjoying a night out with one of the Hatton Garden diamond thieves.
Noye, 76, met up with career-criminal John ‘Kenny’ Collins at a James Bond-themed evening in Epsom, Surrey, on Saturday.
Collins, 83, was one of the ringleaders of the £14 million ‘Diamond Geezer’ Hatton Garden heist – and served a six-year jail term for it.
Onlookers said Noye and Collins ‘got on like a house on fire’ at the black-tie event – and that Collins collapsed laughing when he pulled a toy $100 bill from a Christmas cracker.
A guest told MailOnline: ‘They talked for hours and were laughing and joking. Kenny had this $100 note and was waving it in the air. He found the whole thing hilarious.’
But Noye may not find it so funny if parole officials see the photo of the two career criminals smiling for the camera – and recall him to prison for breaching the terms of his freedom.
Onlookers said Kenneth Noye (left) and John Collins (right) ‘got on like a house on fire’ at the black-tie event. Noye even won a $100 bill in his Christmas cracker
Murderer Kenneth Noye (pictured left) is on licence from a life sentence for stabbing to death Stephen Cameron in 1996 and then fleeing to Spain. John ‘Kenny’ Collins (pictured right), 83, was one of the ringleaders of the £14 million ‘Diamond Geezer’ Hatton Garden heist – and served a six-year jail term for it
He was released from jail in 2019 after serving a life sentence for fatally stabbing motorist Stephen Cameron, 21, by the M25 in 1996.
The former gangster, who also killed a police officer in 1985, is banned from socialising with members of the criminal underworld as part of the terms of his release.
A source said: ‘He has to keep in touch with parole officers. He is not allowed a passport and he must stay away from the gangland fraternity. One of his release conditions is not to knowingly engage with other criminals.
‘He has been going straight since his release and he isn’t likely to commit any more crimes, but the law has its eyes firmly on him. This will never stop.’
Noye’s companion at the weekend Collins was the lookout man for the gang which carried out the Hatton Garden heist on the Easter Bank Holiday in 2015.
The raid at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in London’s diamond district is believed to be the largest burglary in British legal history.
The official value of the stolen goods was estimated at £13.7 million worth of jewellery, precious gems and cash – but it was reported that because of the unclear nature of what was taken, the true value could be closer to £28 million.
Drinks: Noye (left in the blue jacket) was at the 02 Arena to watch the Royal philharmonic Orchestra from £200-per-person hospitality alongside a number of other guests including EastEnders Jessie Wallace
Noye (pictured this year) was released from prison in 2019 after 20 years behind bars
Noye is on licence from a life sentence for stabbing to death Stephen Cameron in 1996 and then fleeing to Spain. Two years later he was traced while on run and brought back to Britain
The heist was planned and carried out by six elderly men who were experienced thieves, all of whom were arrested, pleaded guilty and received prison sentences in March 2016.
Four other men were also tried on suspicion of involvement; three were found guilty and sent to prison, while the fourth was cleared.
Collins was released in 2018 after serving half of his sentence – but he was recalled to prison in 2019 after failing to pay back millions of pounds stolen in the raid.
He was ordered to pay back a total of £7.6m but Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he had ‘neglected to co-operate’.
A film about the jewellery heist, The Hatton Garden job was released in 2017 and starred Larry Lamb and Phil Daniels.
Noye is on licence from a life sentence for stabbing to death Mr Cameron and then fleeing to Spain. Two years later he was traced while on run and brought back to Britain.
Noye also fatally stabbed Detective John Fordham who was involved in the police surveillance of Noye in the grounds of his home.
He was cleared of murder after a jury accepted his plea of self-defence in December 1985.
But he was convicted in July 1986 of conspiracy to handle some of the stolen gold from the Brinks Mat robbery.
He was sentenced to 14 years and fined £500,000 with £200,000 costs and served eight years.
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