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Last Updated:  Thursday, 20 March, 2003, 17:21 GMT
M25 murder fiancée backs drama
A woman who has been under witness protection since helping to convict the murderer of her fiancé has praised a TV film of her ordeal.

Danielle Cable was given a new identity after Kenneth Noye stabbed Stephen Cameron on the M25 at Swanley, Kent, in 1996.

Four years later, Noye was sentenced to life in prison. His underworld connections mean Ms Cable's life is still considered at risk.

She came out of hiding to help Granada TV make Danielle Cable: Eyewitness.

Ms Cable is played by former Coronation Street actress Joanne Froggatt.

"The film brings to an end a difficult time in my life," said Ms Cable in a statement.

"I am pleased with the way that Joanne has portrayed me. She seems to have been able to show much of the way I felt."

Secret identity

Ms Cable's new identity remains a secret, but Froggatt met her when she was preparing for the role.

"They sent a car for me. I didn't know where I was going. We met at a hotel. Danielle had two policemen with her," said Froggatt.

"She didn't think of herself as special in any way, even though she's been through this horrendous ordeal and come through the other side. I was struck by her strength of character.

"I wasn't allowed to ask her anything about her new life, but she told me that she is happy and that she's moved on."

Froggatt said it was extremely important to her that Ms Cable and Stephen Cameron's family were pleased with the film.

"It wasn't a nice thing for them to watch, but they were comfortable with it and the way I portrayed her."

Danielle Cable: Eyewitness co-stars Lindsey Coulson and Bill Paterson. It will be screened on ITV1 next month.

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