A mother kills her twin babies, before deliberately driving into parked lorry, apparently in an attempt to kill herself, Kent Police said.
Samantha Ford’s 23-month old son Jake and daughter Chloe were discovered in a critical condition at her home in Margate, Kent, early Thursday morning.
Mother kills her twin babies, then deliberately drives into lorry
Police rushed to the property concerned with the toddlers well-being an hour after Ford was involved in car crash and taken to hospital.
Jake and Chloe were taken to hospital, where they sadly died from their injuries.
A Kent Police spokesperson said:
‘Samantha Ford, aged 37 and of Castle Drive, Margate, was arrested and on December 28, following authorisation from the Crown Prosecution Service, was charged with two counts of murder.’
The statement added:
‘At around 3.35am on Thursday December 27 2018 officers attended a property in Castle Drive, Margate, 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.
She is due to appear at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court on Saturday December 29. Ford’s husband shared a touching photo of him and his daughter to social media just days before she died.
‘Snugging with my fav girl #daughter #myworld #twins.’ It’s not yet known if the pair had split up, but she is believed to have moved into the rented house in Margate after moving out of their family home in nearby Ashford.