Man held over deaths of ex-EastEnders actress and sons

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

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. 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.

The BBC reported that locals in the area where Simpson-Kent had been hiding contacted police on realising he was a wanted man after seeing his image on social media.

Around 10 armed officers descended onto the beach where he was spotted hiding between some rocks, according to reports.

Police called out to him and he gave himself up.


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