Wednesday 7 December 2016

Police in Ghana arrest suspected killer of Eastenders actress and her two sons - reports

Kate Ferguson

Published 09/01/2016 | 17:14

Undated handout file photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Arthur Simpson-Kent (left), 48, and Amon, four, the partner and son of Sian Blake, 43, as murder squad detectives continue to search for the boyfriend of the ex-EastEnders actress after three bodies were found by police looking for the performer and her two children
Undated handout file photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Arthur Simpson-Kent (left), 48, and Amon, four, the partner and son of Sian Blake, 43, as murder squad detectives continue to search for the boyfriend of the ex-EastEnders actress after three bodies were found by police looking for the performer and her two children

Police have reportedly arrested the suspected killer of an ex-EastEnders actress and her two sons.

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Arthur 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.

Scotland Yard launched a murder investigation after their bodies were discovered in the garden of the family home in Erith, Kent.

According to The Daily Mirror, officers arrested Simpson-Kent, 48, in a town in the western region of Ghana.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Detectives have today, Saturday, 9 January, been made aware of an arrest in Ghana.

"We are currently working alongside the Ghanaian authorities but are not in a position to discuss further at this time."

Sian Blake and her two young sons, Zachary and Amon, died as a result of head and neck injuries (Metropolitan Police/PA)
Sian Blake and her two young sons, Zachary and Amon, died as a result of head and neck injuries (Metropolitan Police/PA)
Murder squad detectives are urgently trying to find Ms Blake's boyfriend Arthur Simpson-Kent, who may have fled the UK after his family vanished.
Murder squad detectives are urgently trying to find Ms Blake's boyfriend Arthur Simpson-Kent, who may have fled the UK after his family vanished.
Police officers search the front garden of the house in Erith, Kent
Police officers search the front garden of the house in Erith, Kent
Police search officers investigate the front garden of the house in Erith, Kent, which is being searched by the police officers in relation to Sian Blake. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Police search officers investigate the front garden of the house in Erith, Kent, which is being searched by the police officers in relation to Sian Blake. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Tributes and messages are left at the house in Erith, Kent, which is being searched by the police officers in relation to Sian Blake. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Tributes and messages are left at the house in Erith, Kent, which is being searched by the police officers in relation to Sian Blake. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Police search officers investigate the front garden of the house in Erith, Kent, which is being searched by the police officers in relation to Sian Blake. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Police search officers investigate the front garden of the house in Erith, Kent, which is being searched by the police officers in relation to Sian Blake. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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