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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."

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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