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19th Jun 2023

Man charged with trying to murder a policeman with scissors is former squaddie dubbed ‘the naked carpenter’


Naked carpenter arrested for attempted murder

Dozens of police were called to the scene

A man charged with trying to murder a policeman with a pair of scissors is a naturist former squaddie dubbed ‘the naked carpenter’.

A police constable in his 50s, was airlifted to a London hospital after suffering stab wounds last Thursday night.

He has since been discharged and is recovering at home.

Robert Jenner, 48, was arrested in Maidstone on Thursday night and was charged with attempted murder.

He appeared in court on Saturday and was remanded to appear again on Tuesday.

Police were called to a house in Albion Place in the town at around 8pm when the assault took place.

The officer was airlifted to a hospital in London with stab wounds. He has since been discharged and is recovering at home..

Dozens of police and emergency services were called to the scene (SWNS)

One neighbour described how she saw at least 30 officers storm an apartment block opposite a car dealership.

The woman said: “It started off with one police car, then they all just swarmed around and ran into the building. It looked very intense.

“An ambulance pulled in and they brought someone out. He looked as if he’d been hit on the head.

“They then took a second person out, who was in handcuffs and put him in the back of a police vehicle.”

She added: “There must have been seven police cars, a riot van, some unmarked cars and two ambulances.

“A forensic van came at 11pm, someone went into the building wearing a hazmat suit and then left.”

Kent Police deputy chief constable Peter Ayling said: “This incident shows that policing can, at times, be dangerous and unpredictable.

“In Kent Police any assault on a police officer going about their duty is entirely unacceptable and will be met with the full force of pursuit and investigation.

“Our thoughts are with the officer and his family at this time.”

Jenner first made headlines in 2016 after deciding to do up his house in the nude, despite protests from outraged neighbours.

Jenner was dubbed ‘the naked carpenter’ after he decided to do up his house in the nude in 2016 (SWNS)

Since then, the 47-year-old has been in and out of court for a series of exposure offences. In 2019, Jenner was jailed for two years after committing ten exposure offences while working as a Hermes delivery driver and wearing a pair of jeans with a hole cut in the crotch.

The flasher was given a seven-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) and was made to sign the sex offenders’ register for the next ten years.

Last year, he breached the register by wearing see-through trousers after a boozing session at a Wetherspoon’s pub.

He was handed another jail sentence of a year for exposure, malicious communications, and breaching his CBO.

And he was once again made subject to a seven-year CBO and a ten-year notification requirement, which means he will have to report his whereabouts to the police and inform them of any change of address.

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