The boyfriend of a missing ex-EastEnders actress who is being hunted after three bodies were found in her back garden has reportedly fled to Africa.
Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, is being sought by police after his partner Sian Blake and their two young sons - Zachary, eight, and Amon, four - disappeared three weeks ago.
Yesterday, three partially decomposed bodies were found buried in the back garden of Ms Blake's home in Erith, Kent, and police issued fresh calls for the whereabouts of Mr Simpson-Kent.
Mr Simpson-Kent's ex-wife Dominique Deblieux last night accused him of 'dealing in cocaine' as a source said he fled to Ghana just days before Christmas.
Ms Deblieux told The Sun: 'He smoked cocaine on many occasions and dealt a little in it too. I'm wondering now whether drugs lie behind what he is supposed to have done in England.'
She claimed that Mr Simpson-Kent has eight children by various different partners, adding: 'Our marriage was a waste of time. We didn't get on and he was violent man towards me.
'He also beat his own daughter Isis. He really didn't care for his daughter at all.'
Meanwhile, a source told the newspaper that Mr Simpson-Kent travelled to Ghana via Glasgow and Amsterdam, adding that 'Interpol have been informed and there is an alert out to find him.'
Police have now spoken to neighbours and carried out 'cell-site' analysis on his mobile phone to piece together his movements.
They are also examining claims that he was spotted clearing out the house in Erith with bin-liners before he disappeared.
Ms Blake and her sons had last been seen during a visit to relatives in Leyton, East London, December13 and neighbours reported seeing her loading bags into the car boots of her car.
TIMELINE: HOW EVENTS UNFOLDED
December 13: Sian Blake was last seen loading bags into the boot of her car near her mother's home in Leyton with her sons Zachary, eight, and Amon, four, according to neighbours.
December 14: Neighbours claimed her partner Arthur Simpson-Kent returned to her family home in Erith, Kent.
December 16: Ms Blake and her family were reported missing to police. Officers spoke to Mr Simpson-Kent, who has not been seen since. Police earlier said that he was not a suspect in the case but launched an appeal to find him.
December 18: Neighbours claimed police broke into the family home in Erith after vsiting it every day.
December 19: He was described as a 'high-risk missing person' to the public by police.
December 31: Officers launch missing people's appeal through media.
January 3: Ms Blake's car is found silver Renault Scenic - registration number SM54 FUO - was found abandoned in Calvert Avenue, Bethnal Green, east London.
January 4: Police announce that homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.
January 5: Forensics arrive at the family home in Erith, Kent. They dig up the back garden and discover three bodies.
Police Tents In The Family Garden While Forensics Comb The Area For Evidence.