Reports: Partner of dead 'EastEnders' actress arrested

AP News
Posted: Jan 09, 2016 12:56 PM

LONDON (AP) — 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, 8-year-old Zachary and 4-year-old Amon, whose bodies were found in the garden of their home in southeast London. The three were last seen Dec. 13.

The BBC and others reported Saturday, without citing sources, that Blake's partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent, was detained in Ghana. Simpson-Kent disappeared after speaking to detectives on Dec. 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, appeared in the long-running soap opera in 1996-1997.