The Curse of Brink's-Mat: Twenty-five Years of Murder and Mayhem - The Inside Story of the 20th Century's Most Lucrative Armed Robbery
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A police hunt assisted by GCHQ found Noye in Spain, where he was arrested in the resort of Barbate near Gibraltar  on 28 August 1998.     Cameron's girlfriend Danielle Cable, who witnessed the killing, was secretly flown out to positively identify him,  which she did on 27 August.  Noye lost an appeal against his extradition from Spain seven months later.  He was extradited to Britain in May 1999, nine months after his arrest, and went on trial 10 months later.
As recently as 2017, Police Federation chair Steve White warned that Freemasons were obstructing reforms. Though Peter Williams, a retired inspector and senior lecturer in policing, explained that Freemasons are no longer an influence in the police – the result of constitutional changes and increasing diversity in the service. What's happened to the shady officer pulling the strings? Birmingham-born gangster John Palmer, a jeweller and bullion dealer at the time of the robbery, was arrested but successfully argued in court that he did not realise the gold he was handling was linked to Brink’s-Mat. He was cleared of all the charges against him. According to Wensley Clarkson’s book, The Curse of Brink’s-Mat, the fact that Kenneth Noye came from Bexleyheath (considered more Kent than London by fellow villains), rather than being a south east Londoner who moved to Kent, was a strike against him. “Noye wasn’t the real thing and he knew that the others thought that, too,” said the real-life Kathleen. Was there really police corruption in Kent?In 1996 he then stabbed a man in a road rage incident, killing him, and was given a life sentence for the killing in 2000 after an international manhunt. He was released in 2019.
Police initially named Anthony Francis as the man they wanted to question. By December 1996 this name was found to be a false identity used by Noye, after the Land Rover Discovery registered in his name and matching the vehicle driven by the man who stabbed Stephen Cameron was unloaded in Kyrenia, Cyprus, in July that year. Noye was not found in Cyprus. Krays' associate George Francis, who was once questioned in regards to the Brink's-Mat money, was gunned down outside his south London office in 2003. Another money-laundering suspect, Brian Perry, was shot dead in 2001, and in December 1998 jeweller Solly Nahome, who had melted down some of the gold, was shot dead outside his home. a b c Kim Sengupta and Paul Lashmar Noye's tangled web of corruption, Independent on Sunday, 14 April 2000