Kent

Margate twins murder charges: Mother 'in health care'

Castle Drive, Margate, Kent
Image caption The twins were discovered at the home in Margate in the early hours of 26 December

A mother accused of murdering her twins on Boxing Day is receiving "health care" a court has been told.

Samantha Ford, 37, was arrested after Jake and Chloe Ford, both aged 23 months, were found at a house in Castle Drive, Margate, in the early hours.

She was due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court via video link, but had "gone back to health care" by the time of the hearing, the defence said.

She was remanded in custody and ordered to appear again on 31 January.

Image caption Members of the public have left cards, flowers and toys

A provisional trial date has been set for 24 June.

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