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Woman charged with murdering two children in Margate



A 37-year-old woman has been charged with murder after two children died in Margate, police have said.

Officers went to a house on Castle Drive in the coastal Kent town at 3.35am on Thursday after concerns were raised for the occupants’ welfare.

Two young children were taken to hospital by ambulance and later pronounced dead.

Samantha Ford, of Castle Drive, was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of murder on Friday.

She is due to appear before Canterbury Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

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