A burglar has been jailed after he stabbed a man in a "terrifying" attack on a family in Longfield.

Dean Kenny, 28, of Frobisher Way, Greenhithe, was sentenced today (Friday November 10) after pleading guilty to one charge of aggravated burglary and one charge of wounding with intent.

Woolwich Crown Court heard how, on Monday, January 9, three men forced their way into a house in Foxwood Way, Longfield, through the front door as a young woman was entering.

Once inside the gang, who were armed with coshes and a knife, demanded money from a man and a woman both in their 50s.

During the burglary Kenny stabbed the man causing serious injuries.

The woman was assaulted during the incident and received facial injuries before she managed to escape through a bathroom window.

Once they realised the woman had escaped the gang fled the house, having stolen a designer watch and a ring, as well as a set of house keys and two sets of car keys.

Kenny was linked to the crime through DNA and was arrested on January 18.

Investigating Officer 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."

Kenny was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and will serve a further two years on license.

Kent Police are still appealing for information about two other men allegedly involved in the burglary.

Det Con Sweetland said: "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."