Car found in search for Erith’s missing Eastenders star

PUBLISHED: 09:48 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:59 05 January 2016

Sian Blake

Sian Blake


Sian Blake went missing last month

Missing: Zachary Bilal Kent-BlakeMissing: Zachary Bilal Kent-Blake

The car of a former Eastenders actress who has been missing since before Christmas was found on Sunday.

Sian Blake, who suffers from a life-threatening illness, was last seen on December 13 along with her two children Zachary Bilal Kent-Blake, 8, and Amon Ben George Kent-Blake, 4 while visiting family in Leyton.

She has been listed as a high-risk missing person after officers lost contact with her partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, who has not been seen since December 16 when officers interviewed him at the family home in Erith.

Information passed on to the Met Police led to officers visiting the address, where they spoke to Mr Simpson-Kent.

Missing: Arthur Simpson Kent pictured with son AmonMissing: Arthur Simpson Kent pictured with son Amon

Following the chat Miss Blake and her children were reported missing, the case is currently being pursued by the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

On Sunday, Miss Blake’s silver/beige Renault Scenic was found in Calvert Avenue, Bethnal Green.

Officers do not why the car was parked there, or who had driven it.

Detective chief inspector Graeme Gwyn of the HMCC said: “A number of enquiries are underway to find Sian Blake, Arthur Simpson-Kent and their two children.

“They have all been missing for a considerable period of time now, and I am growing increasingly concerned for their welfare.

“In particular Sian suffers from a serious life-threatening condition and we do not know if she is receiving the medication and treatment she requires to keep well.

“I am appealing directly to Sian and Arthur to get in touch with the police and let us know they are all well. I am also appealing to anyone who has seen the family or knows where they may be to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Sian Blake is described as a black woman, 5ft 2ins tall of slim build with short black hair, who often wears glasses.

Arthur Simpson-Kent is described as a light skinned black man who is 6ft 2ins tall. Zachary and Amon are both described as light skinned black boys. It is not known what any of the family was wearing when they went missing.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 020 8721 4805 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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