HEXHAM’S MP shared on Twitter on Wednesday the sad news that he and his wife recently lost their twin baby boys.

Guy Opperman took to the social media account yesterday morning to inform his followers that he and his wife Flora were mourning the loss of twins Teddy and Rafe.

He said: “Sadly, just over a week ago we lost our twin boys. Teddy came and went from this world quickly and quietly. He passed peacefully.

“Our younger twin, Rafe, was not born until Tuesday 23, but died later that day in Neonatal ICU.

“Baby loss, and coping with grief, is very hard.”

He continued: “The loss of our younger twin Rafe was particularly acute. He lived and died within a long day. But we treasure our time with him in Neonatal ICU. We were able to tell him of all our hopes and dreams for him, and our family; but he could not make it and died in Flora’s arms.

“We are grateful to the NHS doctors and nurses who tried to save our boys. We are engaging with Sands, who help families coping with the grief of baby loss. We will try and establish a small fund to support research that will prevent other families experiencing the same pain.”