Man held in Ghana as police hunt killer of ex-EastEnders actress and her 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.

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."