THE devastated dad of baby twins allegedly murdered by their mum has penned a heartbreaking poem paying tribute to his “perfect souls”.
The twins were found dying in their home near Margate, Kent, in the early hours of December 27 last year and were later declared dead in hospital.
Mum Samantha Ford, 27, is currently in custody charged with murdering the twins.
The twin’s dad Steven sent the emotional poem to Kent Police paying tribute to his “beautiful babies”.
He said: “Every thought holds you close, every tear is for you both.
“My two perfect souls will live on within my heart, Jake’s laugh, Chloe’s song, beautiful smiles will never part.
“Together always, forever young, I’ll never let you go but now I set you free. I promise to be the best man I can be.”
Steven said the twins were “gone but never to be forgotten” as he finished it: “Daddy loves you xx”.
Steven Ford's emotional poem entitled 'Beautiful Jake and Chloe
“Every thought holds you close,
“Every tear is for you both,
“My two perfect souls will live on within my heart,
“Jake’s laugh, Chloe’s song, beautiful smiles will never part,
“Together always, forever young,
“I’ll never let you go but now I set you free,
“I promise to be the best man I can be,
“Gone but never to be forgotten,
“Jake and Chloe forever,
“Daddy loves you xx”
The dad also paid tribute separately to the twins in the heartbreaking statement – calling little Chloe his “coco pop”.
He said: “Coco, my perfect baby girl, my little genius. I couldn’t have been more proud to be your daddy.
“Every day we would sing to each other and when we did I fell in love with you a little bit more.
“You were perfect to me, you were beautiful and everything I ever dreamed a daughter would be.
“I love you baby girl, daddy wants kisses x”.
In his touching tribute to “daddy’s boy” Jake, he said: “Jakey, you were everything I ever wanted in a son, I looked at you and saw me. Your smile, your laugh and your beautiful eyes.
“You were kind, caring and always ready for daddy cuddles. Every day with you was a great day and the memories we shared will live on in me. I promise to make you proud.
“I love you my son.”
HELP FROM STRANGERS
On New Year’s Eve, Steven revealed how strangers have helped him cope with the deaths ahead of what would have been their second birthday.
He shared a picture of himself cradling Jake and Chloe as he thanked wellwishers for their support.
The twins died in hospital in the early hours of December 27.
The toddlers were found by cops after Ford crashed her car into the back of a lorry on the A299 near seaside town Whitstable, Kent.
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She survived with just minor injuries and officers took her the 15 miles back to her Margate home where they found Jake and Chloe.
Paramedics rushed the children to hospital where they were pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
Ford is yet to enter a plea and is next due to appear in court on May 17.