Mother accused of killing children moved to hospital

A mother accused of killing her three young children sobbed quietly as she was remanded to a secure hospital under the mental health act during a bail hearing today.

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Father of children found dead 'broke down in tears'

The father of three children found dead at a home in New Malden broke down in tears as his wife appeared in court charged with three counts of murder.

Gary Clarence leaves Wimbledon Magistrates Court, south west London. Credit: PA Wire

Gary Clarence, 43, watched on from the public gallery as 42-year-old Tania Clarence spoke only to confirm her name at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today.

Mrs Clarence is accused of killing her three-year-old twin sons, Ben and Max, and her four-year-old daughter - all of whom are said to have suffered from spinal muscular atrophy.

Mr Clarence was escorted out of court by police officers and driven away in a black taxi after the brief hearing.

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