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Greenhithe burglar Dean Kenny launched ‘terrifying attack on innocent family’

PUBLISHED: 09:22 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 13 November 2017

Dean Kenny

Dean Kenny

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Police are still searching for two other suspects

A burglar who inflicted a “terrifying attack on an innocent family” near Longfield has been jailed.

Dean Kenny, 28, of Frobisher Way in Greenhithe, stormed into a family home armed with a knife and left one of his victims with serious injuries.

But two others suspects who joined Kenny in the raid are still at large.

The trio forced their way into a house on Foxwood Way in New Barn, near Longfield, on January 9, as a young woman entered the property between 8pm and 9.30pm.

Once inside, the burglars, armed with coshes and a knife demanded money and threatened the woman and two other victims, a man and woman both in their 50s.

Kenny stabbed the man, leaving him with serious injuries, while the other woman was hit across the face, before she managed to escape through a bathroom window.

Noticing the woman had fled, the trio made off with a designer watch, a ring, a set of house keys and two sets of car keys.

Kenny was linked to the scene through DNA and police managed to arrest him on January 18.

On Friday, November 10, he was jailed for 14 years and will serve a further two years on licence after admitting one charge of aggravated burglary and another of wounding with intent.

Detective constable Kara Sweetland said: “This is a significant sentence for a man who inflicted a terrifying attack on an innocent family, causing them not only physical injuries but also leaving them emotionally vulnerable and I’d like to commend their bravery throughout this court case.

“This was a horrendous incident which will stay with them for the rest of their lives and this sentence was justifiably deserved.

“Our investigation is not yet over as we are still working to identify the two other men who were reported to have assisted Kenny in this awful crime. They are described as white and with south London accents, and I would encourage anyone who has information about these two men to get in touch.

“I’m pleased Kenny will be locked away for a long time and I’d really like to see the other two people behind bars as well so if anyone does have any information please call us on 01474 366 149 quoting XY/001401/17 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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