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Friday, 14 April, 2000, 11:35 GMT 12:35 UK
The search for Kenneth Noye
Police at the scene of the attack
Stephen Cameron had been a passenger in this red Rascal van
A motorist cuts in front of another, there is a screech of brakes and an argument.

It happens countless times on the UK's increasingly busy roads.

But on the morning of Sunday 19 May 1996 it ended in death.

Stephen Cameron, 21, from Swanley, Kent, annoyed the driver of a Land Rover Discovery when his fiancée, who was driving, made a late lane change on a slip road near the junction of the M25 and M20.

The other driver got out, confronted Mr Cameron on the verge and stabbed him to death with a nine inch knife before driving off, leaving his 17-year-old fiancée Danielle Cable in shock.

May 1996: Police investigating the incident track 17,000 Land Rover Discoveries before finding one owned by Anthony Francis, allegedly a cover name for Noye.

June 1996: Noye flies to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and stays with his son Kevin, 22. Police there said he left shortly before British police contacted Turkish authorities about the Cameron murder.

November 1996: At an inquest, Dartford coroner Frank Warriner records a verdict of unlawful killing on Mr Cameron.

Throughout 1997 newspapers continued to speculate on Noye's whereabouts.

Various theories suggested he had undergone cosmetic surgery and was living in Brazil, was running a timeshare operation in northern Cyprus, or was financing a drug-smuggling ring in Russia.

July 1998: Police, acting on a tip-off from a holidaymaker, travel to Spain. British and Spanish detectives keep watch on a £470,000 villa near Cadiz.

The reconnaissance operation is backed up by experts from MI5 and the Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham.

Stephen Cameron's girlfriend Danielle Cable is sent out disguised as a tourist and identifies Noye.
Stephen Cameron
Stephen Cameron: Attacked on M25
Friday 28 August 1998: 10.24pm: Police arrest Noye at a restaurant in the resort of Barbate as he eats a seafood meal with a female companion.

31 August: He appears in front of magistrates in Cadiz.

16 November: Noye promises to fight extradition at a preliminary hearing at the Spanish High Court in Madrid.

1 February 1999: His lawyer, Henry Milner, tells an extradition hearing in Madrid that Noye's arrest was illegal. He says he cannot face a fair trial in the UK because he has already undergone trial by media.

March: Noye's appeal against extradition is turned down by a panel of judges in Madrid.

21 May 1999: He appears for the first time at Dartford Magistrates' Court with armed police surrounding the building.

3 June 1999: He is remanded to Belmarsh prison, south-east London.

July 1999: Committed for trial at the Old Bailey.

29 March 2000: His trial begins under the highly experience judge, Mr Justice Latham.

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