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Partner of dead 'EastEnders' actress arrested

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM


British media reports say the partner of a former "EastEnders" actress who was murdered along with her two sons has been arrested in Ghana.

British police earlier opened a murder inquiry for Sian Blake, eight-year-old Zachary, and four-year-old Amon, whose bodies were found in the garden of their home in southeast London. The three were last seen on December 13.

The British Broadcasting Corporation and others reported yesterday, without citing sources, that Blake's partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent, was detained in Ghana. Simpson-Kent disappeared after speaking to detectives on December 16.

When asked about the reports, Scotland Yard said detectives are aware of an arrest in Ghana, but cannot confirm the identity of the man. The force said it is working with Ghanaian authorities.

Blake, 43, whose father was Jamaican, appeared in the long-running soap opera in 1996-1997.