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Saturday, 9 January 2016

COMMITTED MURDER IN ENGLAND, ARRESTED IN GHANA!

When it comes to crime detection and arrest, give it to the Commonwealth, the cooperation and synergy in this regard is unique! The world is now truly a global village! Continue reading below:

Image copyright BBC pictures

The partner of an EastEnders actress who was murdered alongside her two young sons has been arrested in Ghana.

Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, was detained by the authorities earlier, two days after the Ghanaian police became involved in the hunt for him.

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

The family had been reported missing on 16 December.
Image copyright Met Police Image

The Met Police said it had been "made aware of an arrest in Ghana" and was "working alongside the Ghanaian authorities but is not in a position to discuss further at this time".

BBC correspondent Alistair Leithead, who is in Ghana, said Mr Simpson-Kent was arrested in a coastal area popular with tourists.

"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," he 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.

"He was then taken to a nearby village where police thanked the people who had informed them he was in this area."

Mr Leithead said the arrest involved Met and Ghanaian Police as well as officers from Interpol.
Image copyright Blake Family

Image caption Sian Blake played Frankie Pierre in EastEnders in 1996 and 1997

Mr Simpson-Kent, the children's father, arrived in Ghana on 19 December, with the country's police force becoming involved in the hunt for him on Thursday.

Ghanaian Police had initially been sent to the Cape Coast in the south of the country - where the extended Simpson family is from - as well as to other parts of the Atlantic shoreline.

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.

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