Kenneth Noye killed undercover officer John Fordham in 1985 but was acquitted of the murder. Noye also murdered 21-year-old Stephen Cameron in front of his fiancée Danielle Cable in a road rage in 1996
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Gangster Kenneth Noye was spared jail when a judge was “misled” by a senior police officer suspected of corruption, a secret Met report reveals.
Ex-Commander Ray Adams made allegations of supporting Noye in 1977 when Noye was convicted of bribing a police officer.
Channel 4 unveils the 1988 report, codenamed Operation Russell, that Croydon Crown Court in south London was misled by Adams who falsely said Noye was an informant.
Noye, now 75, got a suspended sentence. He would fatally stab undercover officer John Fordham in 1985 but was acquitted of the murder.
Noye murdered 21-year-old Stephen Cameron in front of his fiancée Danielle Cable in a road rage on the M25 in Kent in 1996.
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When asked if what happened was “potentially corrupt,” former Met Det Chief Insp Clive Driscoll said, “If you’re willingly misleading a judge for a dishonest reason, I don’t know another word like you do could name it.”
Ex-Det Supt Nick Biddiss, who led the Kent Police investigation into Stephen’s murder, added: “I had no idea about that report or the connection Noye might have had with Met officers. If that’s true, that’s outrageous.”
The Russell report concluded that “there is no evidence that these actions were carried out with corrupt motives by the police and Adams.”
The report tells how Mr Adams was also involved when Noye was held on gun charges. He received another suspended sentence.
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Noye, who was released on parole three years ago, is said to have had ties to mobster Clifford Norris.
Norris’ son David was sentenced to life in prison for the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, 18, in 1993.
C4’s Dispatches reveals how the report by Lawrence family lawyers in the 1998 public inquiry into whether corruption contributed to the Met’s appalling treatment of the murder was never seen.
The Macpherson Inquiry said the report’s findings were inadmissible.
Michael Mansfield QC said the Lawrence family should have had access to the review.
A representative for Mr Adams said investigations into the corruption allegations had exonerated him.
The Met said a report this year from a police watchdog found it was not institutionally corrupt.
Corrupt Cops: What The Met Knew – Dispatches airs tomorrow at 7.30pm on Channel 4.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gangster-kenneth-noye-spared-jail-27125524 Gangster Kenneth Noye spared jail when cop 'misled a judge' years before a road traffic murder.