Road rage killer Kenneth Noye has been granted a Parole Board hearing which could see him released from Wayland Prison in Norfolk by the end of the year,
Noye stabbed 21 year old electrician Stephen Cameron to death on the M25 in Kent in 1996.
After going on the run Noye was caught in 1998 and was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 16 years in 2000.
A spokesman for the Parole Board confirmed that a hearing is currently under way but it is not known when the result will be made public.
Stephen Cameron's father Ken who lives in Suffolk told The Sun:
Career criminal Noye had earlier stabbed to death an undercover officer outside his mock Tudor mansion after the Brink's-Mat bullion heist but successfully pleaded self-defence.