Father's Tribute To 'Murdered' Twins

1 February 2019, 09:15 | Updated: 1 February 2019, 09:17

Chloe and Jake Ford

The father of twins suspected to have been killed by their mother in Margate on Boxing Day has paid tribute to them after what would have been their second birthday.

Jake and Chloe Ford, aged 23 months, were found dead at around 3.35am on December 27.

They would have turned two on January 24, according to a post by Steven Ford on Twitter.

In a statement issued on his behalf by Kent Police Mr Ford said he "could not have been more proud" to be a father to Chloe and Jake was "everything" he ever wanted in a son.

In a poem entitled Beautiful Jake And Chloe, he said: "Every thought holds you close,

"Every tear is for you both,

"My two perfect souls will live on within my heart,

"Jake's laugh, Chloe's song, beautiful smiles will never part,

"Together always, forever young,

"I'll never let you go but now I set you free,

"I promise to be the best man I can be,

"Gone but never to be forgotten,

"Jake and Chloe forever,

"Daddy loves you xx"

Samantha Ford, 37, has been charged with murdering the twins. She is yet to enter a plea and is next due to appear in court on May 17.