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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Tragedy! Family's Agony as Mother, 37, is CHARGED with Double Murder of Twin Toddlers Found Dead at Home After She 'Crashed Car into Lorry'

Relatives of 23-month-old twins found dying on Boxing Day speak out over 'terrible

Forensic experts were seen removing pillows wrapped in evidence bags earlier today from the home where two toddlers were found dying

The family of the twins whose mother has been charged with their murder have spoken out about the 'terrible tragedy'.

Samantha Ford will appear in court tomorrow accused of killing her children Jake and Chloe after they died in hospital yesterday.    

The 37-year-old mother allegedly crashed the family's Ford Galaxy into the back of a lorry before she was arrested. 




Emergency services discovered the children after 37-year-old Samantha was pulled from the wreckage of a crash on a dual carriageway at 2.50am yesterday morning.
Ford will appear in court tomorrow accused of killing her children Jake and Chloe after they died in hospital yesterday

Officers who drove to her home on a new-build estate in Westwood near Margate, Kent found two dying children.    

Ford's brother James Emptage, 27, told The Sun: 'It's a terrible tragedy. I will pay tribute but not right now.'

Her grandmother Pamela Emptage, 80, said that the two toddlers were lovely and referenced the fact that they didn't even make their second birthday, also adding that it was 'absolutely tragic'.     

The youngsters were taken to hospital around 3.35am where doctors battled to save their lives, but both were declared dead shortly after arriving.  

The twins' father, Steven Ford, posted a picture of him and Chloe online last week, with the caption: 'Snuggling with my fave girl #daughter #myworld #twins'.    
Ford will appear at Canterbury Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning.   
Photos posted on social media show Ford and her keen golfer husband Steven enjoying days out with the children in the summer this year. 
Ford and her husband Steven with Chloe and Jake before the tragedy 
Ford and her husband Steven with Chloe and Jake before the tragedy 
They are believed to have lived in nearby Ashford until recently.
Forensics experts were at the house today and were seen removing pillows wrapped in evidence bags, as well as children's mattresses and pillowcases. 
Ford was today being quizzed about the double deaths after being released from hospital following treatment for the crash injuries, and immediately being taken into police custody.
Neighbours said the mother had only just moved into the £215,000 property, which was privately rented through a local letting agent.
Police were called in the early hours of yesterday morning when Ford crashed into the back of a lorry on the A299 near the popular seaside town of Whitstable. 
She managed to escape with minor injuries despite the impact causing her car bonnet to completely crumple. 
Samantha Ford was pictured online with the twins and her husband Steven last year
Samantha Ford was pictured online with the twins and her husband Steven last year
Devastated neighbours have left soft toy tributes outside the home where the two children were found dying in the early hours of yesterday morning
Devastated neighbours have left soft toy tributes outside the home where the two children were found dying in the early hours of yesterday morning
Ford was held by police today as they investigate how the children came to suffer fatal injuries
Ford was held by police today as they investigate how the children came to suffer fatal injuries
Police boarded up the home near Margate, Kent, which Ford had only recently moved into
Police boarded up the home near Margate, Kent, which Ford had only recently moved into
Officers drove her the 15 miles back to her Margate home over concerns for the welfare of her family.
On arrival 45 minutes later they found the two children.
The semi-detached property was sealed off last night as forensics teams carried a number of white evidence bags along with two pillow cases from the house.
A pink bicycle could be seen lying in the hall of the property as two uniformed officers stood guard at the front door.
Kent Police refused to identify the ages of the children nor confirm their sex to avoid them being identified. 

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