Detectives in Ghana have arrested Arthur Simpson-Kent, wanted for the murder of his partner Sian Blake and their two children, Zachary, eight, and Amon, four. The manhunt for the suspected killer of a former Eastenders actress and her two sons came to a dramatic end in Ghana this afternoon.
Around 10 police officers in Ghana swooped to arrest Arthur Simpson-Kent after he was found hiding among rocks in a coastal town. It is understood officers were tipped off by locals near the town of Takoradi.
Simpson-Kent was wanted for the murder of his partner Sian Blake and their two children, Zachary, eight, and Amon, four. They descended on a town in the western region of the country, where Simpson-Kent, 48, was hiding out. He had been wanted since the bodies of Sian, Zachary and Amon were found on Tuesday, buried in shallow graves in their own back yard.
Interpol put out an international alert for his arrest on Thursday night and Met officers arrived in Ghana yesterday, where Simpson-Kent was born. Ghanaian police followed his trail west from the capital Accra, ending today some 150 miles further along the coast.
It is thought Simpson-Kent will spend the night in the custody of Interpol before being handed over to Scotland Yard, who hope to put him on a flight back to the UK as soon as possible, even as early as Monday. They died from “head and neck injuries”, a post-mortem found, before being hidden in their own garden.
Once back in London, the former film and TV hairdresser will face questions over the deaths of Sian, 43, and her boys. Murder squad detectives began digging behind the family’s home in Erith, Kent, on Tuesday morning, making the grisly discovery within hours.
Sian was last seen by her family when she visited with her boys on December 13. On December 16, officers spoke to Simpson-Kent at the couple’s home in Erith, Kent, and the three were officially reported missing. Simpson-Kent was himself listed as a ‘high-risk missing person’ when officers went back to the house on December and broke in when there was no sign of him.
Incase you missed the previous post on the story here is the link : Suspect In The Killing Of Actress and Her Two Children Has Reportedly Fled To Ghana