UPDATE: Murdered Sian Blake’s partner Arthur Simpson-Kent to return to UK

PUBLISHED: 16:41 26 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:41 26 January 2016

Missing: Arthur Simpson Kent pictured with son Amon

Missing: Arthur Simpson Kent pictured with son Amon


Sian Blake and her two son’s bodies were discovered in their garden

The former boyfriend of murdered former-EastEnders actress Sian Blake starts has agreed to return to the UK following an extradition hearing in Ghana today.

Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48 was arrested on a beach in the country after an international search on suspicion of murdering his ex-partner and their two young sons.

Reports suggest Simpson-Kent said today he would not fight extradition back to Britain.

A post-mortem of Ms Blake, 43 and her two son’s bodies, which were discovered in the garden of their family home in Pembroke Grove, Erith, concluded they had died after suffering head and neck injuries.

Ms Blake, who suffered from motor neurone disease had last been seen alive with her two sons, Zachary, eight, and four year-old Amon, on December 13 by her family, their bodies were discovered on January 5.

Simpson-Kent had been interviewed by police at the home on December 16, before he went to Ghana.

Following the initial investigation Scotland Yard has come under investigation from the police watchdog - IPCC, for the way it handled the missing persons inquiry.

The bodies were only discovered after murder squad detectives had been called in.

Ms Blake played Frankie Pierre in 56 episodes of EastEnders between 1996 and 1997.

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