Mother of twins found dead at Westwood home admits manslaughter due to diminished responsibility

Jake and Chloe Ford

The mother of twins found dead at a house in Westwood in the early hours of December 27, 2018, has admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility.

Appearing at the Old Bailey, Samantha Ford, 38, admitted the manslaughters of 23-month-old Jake and Chloe Ford,  but denied their murder.

A court hearing on June 10 will hear whether the Crown accepts that plea.

Mrs Ford had been involved in a crash with a lorry on the A299 Thanet way at 2.50am that day and was taken to hospital with a minor head injury. Following the incident, at 3.35am, police attended Mrs Ford’s home in Castle Drive, due to concerns for the welfare of the toddlers.

The children were found unresponsive and taken to hospital where they were confirmed dead.

Mrs Ford has been remanded in custody,