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Woman arrested in the UK on suspicion of murdering two young children

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A 37-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two children.

Police said the children, who the force described only as young, were discovered at a property in the Kent coastal town of Margate in the early hours of Thursday.

Less than an hour before they were found and taken to hospital, the woman was involved in a car crash and taken to hospital.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "At around 3.35am on Thursday 27 December 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 declared deceased.

"Police remain at the scene and a 37-year-old woman from Margate has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

"The woman had been involved in a road traffic collision on the A299 Thanet Way at around 2.50am and was taken to hospital with minor injuries. She has now been discharged and taken into custody at a police station."

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