Suspected Murderer Of UK Actress Arrested In Ghana

Suspected Murderer Of UK Actress Arrested In Ghana

Suspected Murderer Of UK Actress Arrested In Ghana

Arthur Kent-Simpson arrested in Ghana

The partner of British actress, Sian Blake who was murdered together with her two young sons, has been arrested.

The suspect, Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48 was arrested by the police in Takoradi, in the Western region of Ghana.

His arrest was effected by a joint Ghana, Interpol and British Police team on Saturday.

"Around 10 police officers went down to the beach where he was spotted hiding amongst some rocks and the police, who were all armed, called out to him," a BBC reporter said.

"He gave himself up and they found that he had a knife on him, but he didn't use it in a threatening way,” the BBC correspondent Alistair Leithead, who is in Ghana added.

The bodies of Sian Blake, 43, Zachary, eight, and Amon, four, were discovered in the garden of their London home on Tuesday.

The family had been reported missing on 16 December. Mr Simpson-Kent, the children's father, arrived in Ghana on 19 December.

Ms Blake and the couple's sons had not been not seen at their south-east London home since 13 December and a missing persons inquiry launched on 16 December, after the NSPCC had raised concerns about their welfare.

Mr Simpson-Kent is a hairdresser in the fashion industry. The hairdresser was born Norman Simpson-Kent in Hounslow, West London, but changed his name to Arthur. On his business website, he claims to have worked as a hairdresser for Versace, Armani and Chanel.  In 1999, he married French national Dominique Deblieux in east London and they had a daughter who is thought to be 16 years old. Mother and daughter moved to France when the couple split up. According, to his Facebook page Mr Simpson-Kent is originally from Cape Coast, in Ghana.

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