Former Home of Brink’s-Mat Heist Mastermind Sold for £2.5 Million

Former Home of Brink's-Mat Heist Mastermind Sold for £2.5 Million

Former Home of Kenneth Noye, Site of Brink’s-Mat Bullion Heist, Sold for £2.5 Million

The infamous mock Tudor mansion in West Kingsdown, where notorious gangster Kenneth Noye once resided, has recently been sold for a whopping £2.5 million. The property, situated on 20 acres of land, was reportedly sold by the wife of Michael Anderson, former vice chairman of Gillingham FC, who was accused of a multi-million dollar fraud in the United States.

Noye, who was featured in the BBC programme “The Gold” with actor Jack Lowden portraying him, used the extravagant manor house to hide the stolen bullion from the infamous £26 million Brink’s-Mat robbery in 1983. The property gained further notoriety when Noye stabbed undercover police officer Det Con John Fordham to death on the grounds in 1985. However, Noye was ultimately acquitted of the murder.

The property also served as the location for Noye’s other notorious crime, the 1996 murder of 21-year-old Stephen Cameron in a road rage incident on a slip road of the M25 near Swanley. Noye, now 76 years old, spent nearly 19 years behind bars for this murder and was only released in 2019.

The Brink’s-Mat heist and Noye’s involvement has recently been depicted in the BBC drama “The Gold.” Meanwhile, Anderson, who was living in West Malling at the time, was facing extradition to the United States for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to defraud a government healthcare scheme for members and veterans of the armed forces and their families. However, in June of last year, the court rejected the extradition attempt, deeming it to be “disproportionate.” If found guilty, Anderson could have faced up to 60 years in prison.

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