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Missing father and two children found 'safe and well'

Christopher Howard and his children had been missing since Friday. Credit: Kent Police

A father and his two young children missing since Friday have been found safe, police have said.

Christopher Howard, 34, his six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter were reported missing from their Ashford home on December 2.

Last night Kent Police said: "A 34-year-old man from Ashford and his two children reported missing on Friday, December 2, have been found safe and well."

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Woman, 39, rescued at sea near Folkestone dies

Stormy weather at Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone. Credit: PA Wire

A 39-year-old woman who was rescued from the sea near Folkestone has died, Kent Police said.

Kent Police was called at 6.54am following a report of a woman in the sea.

Folkestone and Dungeness coastguard, Doverlifeboat and a helicopter were dispatched to an area off the harbour. The woman later died in hospital.

Police said they are not currently treating the death as suspicious, and a report is being prepared for the Coroner.

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