Sunday 25 September 2016

Boyfriend of murdered EastEnders actress Sian Blake due in court

Emily Pennink

Published 16/02/2016 | 06:42

The bodies of Sian Blake and her two children were found in the family home in Kent last week. Photo: PA
The bodies of Sian Blake and her two children were found in the family home in Kent last week. Photo: PA

The boyfriend of EastEnders actress Sian Blake is expected to make his first appearance before the Old Bailey charged with murdering her and their two children.

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Hairdresser Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, is accused of killing Ms Blake and her sons Zachary, eight, and four-year-old Amon between December 12 and December 16 last year.

They vanished on December 13 and their bodies were only found buried in the garden of the family home in Erith, Kent, on January 5.

Simpson-Kent was arrested at Heathrow Airport last week after agreeing to his extradition from Ghana.

Arthur Simpson-Kent (left), 48, and Amon, four. Simpson-Kent was captured in Ghana after fleeing the UK following the death of his partner Sian Blake and their two children, Zachary, eight, and four year-old Amon, according to reports. Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire
Arthur Simpson-Kent (left), 48, and Amon, four. Simpson-Kent was captured in Ghana after fleeing the UK following the death of his partner Sian Blake and their two children, Zachary, eight, and four year-old Amon, according to reports. Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

He will appear in court before the Recorder of London, Nicholas Hilliard, QC, via video link from 9.30am.

Ms Blake played Frankie Pierre in 56 episodes of EastEnders between 1996 and 1997. She was suffering from motor neurone disease before she died.

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