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The BBC's Christine Stewart
"Noye broke down in tears"
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Tuesday, 11 April, 2000, 18:13 GMT 19:13 UK
Noye weeps at witness statement
Kenneth Noye
An artist's impression of Mr Noye in the dock on Tuesday
The man charged with murdering Stephen Cameron in a roadside fight has wept while hearing the testimony of a disabled man who has come forward to give evidence on his behalf.

Kenneth Noye, who admits stabbing Mr Cameron at the M25 Swanley interchange, denies murder. He says he was acting in self defence.

Mr Noye dabbed his eyes in the dock of the Old Bailey on the ninth day of his trial, as the testimony of witness David Williams was read out.

Mr Williams, who has been in a wheelchair since breaking his back in 1973, said he had met Mr Noye while on holiday in Northern Cyprus, and had been treated with great kindness.


Stephen Cameron
Stephen Cameron: Noye denies murdering him
"I became very friendly with Ken over the next few weeks. He was extra kind and considerate to me. He made my holiday for me," he said in a statement read to the court.

"Most people shy away from me but he was just the opposite. He never treated me as disabled or patronised me."

Mr Williams said Mr Noye had treated him as one of the family.

"He took me out for meals on at least three occasions. "I never saw him lose his temper. He never used bad language and was respectful to his wife," his statement said.



I never saw him lose his temper. He never used bad language and was respectful to his wife

Witness David Williams
He described one incident in which Mr Noye and his wife had ordered soft drinks while at the poolside, and the service had been very slow.

Mr Williams said he would have complained, but Mr Noye had said nothing.

Mr Williams approached the court after Mr Noye's trial started and then made his statement.

The trial was adjourned until Wednesday.

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