A 37-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two young children were found dead at a house on the coast of Kent.

About 45 minutes before the youngsters were discovered, the woman was involved in a road accident, police said.

Forensics officers at the house in Margate
Image: Forensics officers at the house in Margate

Officers visited a property in Castle Drive, Margate, at about 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, Kent Police said.

During the day, a forensics officer was seen leaving the house carrying two large bags, while one of his colleagues, also dressed in a white suit, stood in the doorway with a camera.

Police were called to the house in the early hours of the morning
Image: Police were called to the house in the early hours of the morning

The accident the woman was involved in happened at about 2.50am on the A299 Thanet Way.

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After being treated in hospital for minor injuries she was discharged and taken into custody at a police station.

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