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Suspected killer of ex-Eastenders actress and her two sons arrested

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Sian Blake
Sian Blake
Arthur Simpson-Kent
Arthur Simpson-Kent

Police have arrested the suspected killer of an ex-EastEnders actress and her two sons, according to reports.

Arthur Simpson-Kent was arrested 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.

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

According to reports, police arrested Simpson-Kent (48) in a town in the western region of Ghana.

Detectives discovered the bodies of Ms Blake (43) and her two sons last Tuesday and said “significant attempts” had been made to conceal the family’s remains.

All three had died as a result of head and neck injuries, police said.

It is understood concerns about domestic violence were raised by a relative of Ms Blake to the NSPCC on December 16, information which was passed on to the Metropolitan Police and Bexley Council.

A missing person’s investigation was launched on the same day after police visited the home.

But the bodies were not discovered until around three weeks later.