EXCLUSIVE: Road rage murderer Kenny Noye gets a lecture on staying calm behind the wheel… after being clocked doing 47mph and being made to take a speed awareness course
Road rage murderer Kenny Noye has been lectured on the importance of staying calm behind the wheel after he was caught speeding.
The infamous double killer had his latest brush with the law when he was clocked doing 47mph in a 40mph zone in his Volkswagen Tiguan on the A225 in Otford, Kent.
Noye, 75, who spent 25 years in jail for the M25 murder of Stephen Cameron was given the choice of having three points on his driving licence or taking a speed awareness course.
The former gangster chose to do the course where one of the subjects he was schooled in was about the dangers of road rage.
Noye of Sevenoaks, Kent, who also once stabbed an undercover police officer to death, completed the 45 minute online course in June.
Road rage murderer Kenny Noye (pictured) was sent on a speed awareness course after being clocked doing 47mph in a 40mph zone in his in his VW Tiguan on the A225 in Otford, Kent
Noye (left) is a career criminal who was jailed for the M25 road rage murder of Stephen Cameron in 1996 has been spending time with mum-of-three Michelle Budd (right)
Noye has struck up a close friendship with Michelle (pictured), 48, who is a self-confessed ‘hippy chick’ who runs horse hugging therapy for children at her stables in Kent
He was caught speeding on February 25 while on his way to see his close friend Michelle Budd who is nearly 30 years his junior and works as a horse trainer.
Noye was released three years ago on parole from his life sentence for the road rage stabbing of motorist Mr Cameron, 21, when the two were involved in an altercation on a slip road on the M25, in May 1996.
His parole conditions included a warning not to fall foul of the law or mix with people from criminal backgrounds.
A police source said: ‘He got done for speeding in a 40mph speed limited area and was advised on how to avoid speeding and any future road rage.
Noye (above) took the 45-minute online course in June after he was caught speeding
‘Noye was told that in future, as he would be expected to stick to road safety speed limits, it might mean other drivers would flash him, sound their horns and angrily expect him to give way.
‘The advice was to take deep breaths and keep calm. It is ironic that he has been given a refresher course on keeping his cool behind the wheel.’
MailOnline revealed last October how Noye had struck up a close friendship with divorcee Mrs Budd, 48, who describes herself as a ‘hippy chick’ and offers horse hugging therapy for children.
Sources said the career criminal met the glamourous grandmother who has three children at a roadside hamburger outlet near her home in Kent
Noye was later spotted visiting her home and driving around the countryside with her, taking in cosy trips to local pubs.
MailOnline told how he had even turned up at her stables near Dartford where she introduces groups of young children to her horses, helping many with anxiety or emotional problems.
The blossoming friendship between the unlikely pair shocked many friends of horse lover Mrs Budd who were disturbed about Noye’s criminal past.
The career criminal is said to have simply introduced himself as ‘Ken’ when he met her 18-year-old son.
Noye stabbed undercover police officer DC John Fordham ten times in 1985 after finding him hiding in the grounds of his 20-acre estate in West Kingsdown, Kent.
The officer was keeping a watch on Noye at the time as he was suspected of handling gold bullion snatched in the £26million Brink’s-Mat raid at Heathrow in 1983.
Noye and Brian Reader who later achieved notoriety as the mastermind behind the Hatton Garden jewellery heist fame in 2015 were charged with the murder of DC Fordham.
But the pair were acquitted by an Old Bailey jury after Noye claimed he had acted in self-defence as he feared being attacked.
Noye was convicted in 1986 of handling stolen gold after 11 bullion bars were recovered from his home.
He was jailed for 14 years and fined £500,000 and ordered to pay £200,000 costs, and served eight years behind bars
Noye was on licence after being released from prison when he lost his cool and stabbed Stephen Cameron in a roadside bust-up.
Noye stabbed Stephen Cameron (above), 21, to death on the M25 slip road in 1996 when the two men were involved in an altercation on the slip road and he was jailed for murder in 2000
He fled the country in a private jet provided by late Brink’s-Mat pal John Palmer, and made his way to southern Spain where he was eventually recaptured in August 1998.
Noye was arrested after Stephen’s girlfriend Danielle Cable, who witnessed the killing, was secretly taken by British police to the area and identified him from a distance. She remains under witness protection.
He was extradited back to Britain in May 1999 and Danielle bravely gave evidence against him at the Old Bailey the following year.
Noye was found guilty of murder and jailed for life, and ordered to serve a minimum of 16 years, but he was freed from prison in June 2019
The former gangster is separated from his wife Brenda Tremain, with whom he has two adult sons, Kevin and Brett.
He was reported in October 2020 to be back with his former love Karen Bricker-Jones, a businesswoman he first dated 40 years previously before he was jailed.
He was said to be dividing his time between mother-of-three Karen’s smart mock Tudor four-bedroom home in Surrey and his bachelor flat in Kent following his release from prison.
Neighbours saw him carrying her food shopping and putting out the bins while staying at her property
Privately-educated Karen, 59, was said to have regularly visited Noye in jail while he was serving his murder sentence.
Noye was caught speeding en route to visit his close female friend Michelle Budd (pictured), a self-confessed ‘hippie chick’ 30 years his junior who is divorced and has three adult children
Mrs Budd who has two grandchildren describes herself in online posts as an Equine learning coach and a qualified physical education teacher.
She is the owner and founder of the Kent Equine Facilitated Learning Centre, a community interest company which promotes ‘relaxation through horse care’.
Mrs Budd’s therapy sessions are said to help children by ‘connecting with nature, managing emotions, and natural crafts.’
The website for her stables is full of pictures of children stroking and patting horses.
She is said to offer ‘help for people looking for answers support with relationships, work, progress, acceptance, forgiveness, trauma addicts and autistic children.’
A friend of Mrs Budd told MailOnline last October: ‘She is all about peace and love and calls herself a ‘Hippy Chick’ on Facebook.
‘She does have a gentle and caring nature. It is all about being kind and reaching into your inner self. But Noye is evil, nasty and violent and has killed two people.
‘It is hard for us as friends to see them together. They are like chalk and cheese when it comes to their individual personalities. She is a kind person who cares for the children she helps.’
Mrs Budd denied she was in a relationship with Noye when questioned by MailOnline last year.
When she was initially approached, she said: ‘I don’t know what you are talking about mate.’
Later she said: ‘I do know him. He is a family friend.’ But she added: ‘I have no comment to make mate. It’s news to me. I am a bit flabbergasted to be fair.’
Asked how the fact that he had killed two people sat with a woman who described herself as a hippy, she added: ‘I have no comment to make.’