The father of murder victim Stephen Cameron, Kenneth Cameron, who had been battling depression since the death of his wife Toni, took his own life just hours after his dog’s death
The father of a man stabbed to death by street gangster Kenneth Noye killed himself just hours after his dog died, an inquest has found.
Kenneth Cameron, 75, wracked with grief over the murder of Stephen, 21, and the death of his wife Toni, 73, has been drinking paracetamol and whisky.
The overdose was triggered by the death of his dog. Mr Cameron’s brother Gary had spoken to him the night the pet died.
But 24 hours later, Gary found Mr Cameron living alone on the floor of his retirement home. He died in hospital in Ashford, Kent on March 15.
A coroner said Mr Cameron had been plagued by depression since retired nurse Toni died in 2016.
He was also followed by the release of Noye in 2019, 75, sentenced to 19 years to life for murdering Stephen on an M25 slip road in Swanley, Kent.
Coroner Katrina Hepburn recorded a suicide verdict, saying: “Mr. Cameron’s mental health has deteriorated since his wife’s death. He was particularly saddened by the death of his dog. When his brother visited him, he was found unconscious in his apartment.”
Mr Cameron suffered “heart shock” and was diagnosed with heart disease, asthma and prostate cancer, the inquest found.
He had a heart attack in 2017 and said he was “excited that he survived it”.
In a statement on the investigation, consultant Dr. Debkuma Pandit said he had gathered Mr Cameron’s family as his condition worsened.
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dr Pandit said: “His family mentioned that he had been depressed for many years and that the death of his dog was the trigger for his suicide attempt.” Toni died in 2016 after catching her arm on a bush in the garden and contracting a superbug would have. Her ashes were interred at Stephen’s grave.
Ken said, “They were so close in life that it seemed right to bring them together in death.”
The couple had campaigned to keep their son’s killer behind bars.
Noye became Britain’s most wanted man when he went on the run after the 1996 murder.
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It sparked an international manhunt and he was arrested two years later when Stephen’s fiancée Danielle Cable helped identify Noye at a Spanish restaurant.
In 2020, he was seen at the spot where he stabbed Stephen.
Mr Cameron said: “It’s like Noye walking on Stephen’s grave. I feel disgusted that he returned to the place where he took my son’s life.”
Noye previously served a 14-year sentence for handling gold bars from the £26.3million Brink’s-Mat robbery in 1983.
Danielle, who was only 17 at the time of the murder, is still under the witness protection system.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-road-rage-gangster-kenneth-27162784 Father of gangster Kenneth Noye, victim of drug suicide following triple tragedy