Duo facing more armed raid charges
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.