Woman Charged After Two Children Died In Margate

29 December 2018, 11:39 | Updated: 29 December 2018, 11:50

KENT POLICE

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have charged a woman with murder following the deaths of two children in Margate.

 
A woman has appeared at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court on 29 December charged with the murder of two children in Margate.
 
Samantha Ford, aged 37, of Castle Drive, Margate, was remanded by the court and will next appear by video link before Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 31 December 2018.
 
Kent Police attended a property in Castle Drive, Margate at around 3.35am on Thursday 27 December due to concerns for the welfare of the occupants.
The South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and two young children were taken to hospital, where they were later confirmed deceased.
Samantha Ford was arrested and on 28 December, following authorisation from the Crown Prosecution Service, detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate charged her with two counts of murder.