'Ex-EastEnders actress' missing with children
Concern is growing for a woman who reportedly starred in EastEnders, after she disappeared with her two young children.
Sian Blake, 43, who is said to have played Frankie Pierre in the hit soap, went missing from Erith, Kent, with her children Zachary, eight, and Amon, four.
She was last seen on Sunday December 13 around Waltham Forest, east London, and police in Bexley, south-east London, believe she is still in the area.
According to website IMDb, the Frankie Pierre character featured in 56 episodes of the BBC soap opera between 1996 and 1997.
Ms Blake's neighbour Sandra Metzgen said her family was "worried".
"Sian has motor neurone disease and I think it has got worse," she told the Sun.
"No one knows where she is. She was looking very thin and frail and I think her mum was worried about that.
"She was in hospital for quite a while and whether her condition has progressed I don't know."
The Metropolitan Police is now appealing to the public for help finding her.
A spokeswoman for the force said: "We are increasingly concerned about her and her children's well-being. We have exhausted all other lines of inquiry."
Ms Blake is black, 5ft 2ins and slim with short black hair. She wears glasses but can also wear contact lenses.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000, quoting reference 15MIS050346.