Duo fac­ing more armed raid charges

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

TWO men ac­cused of an armed raid on a build­ing so­ci­ety in which a man was shot dead by po­lice are fac­ing fur­ther charges.

David Jenk­ins, 60, of Pan­theon Gar­dens, Ash­ford, his son Dean, 39, of Wilks Close, Rain­ham, and Ben Gre­han, 22, had been ac­cused of rob­bing the Na­tion­wide Build­ing So­ci­ety in New Rom­ney on Oc­to­ber 31, last year, and pos­ses­sion of a sawn-off shot­gun.

Alan Kent, pros­e­cut­ing, told a judge at Maid­stone Crown Court on Mon­day that Dean Jenk­ins has now been charged with fur­ther armed rob­beries at the Na­tion­wide build­ing so­ci­ety in Birch­ing­ton on March 20, last year, the Na­tion­wide in Strood on Au­gust 10, the Abbey Na­tional build­ing so­ci­ety in Herne Bay on Au­gust 24 and the Na­tion­wide in Pad­dock Wood on Oc­to­ber 4.

Gre­han, of Ver­mont Road, south east Lon­don, is fur­ther ac­cused of the Herne Bay and Pad­dock Wood raids.

The three were re­manded in cus­tody un­til April 2, when they will en­ter pleas to the charges. Mr Jus­tice Cooke set the trial date for Oc­to­ber 1.

Night­club door­man Robert Haines, who lived in Can­ter­bury Road, Chal­lock, was shot by Metropoli­tan Po­lice out­side the build­ing so­ci­ety in New Rom­ney.

The 41-year-old mar­ried fa­therof-two died later in the William Har­vey Hospi­tal in Ash­ford.

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