09/01/2016 12:24 GMT | Updated 09/01/2016 12:59 GMT

Sian Blake Murder: Arthur Simpson-Kent Held In Ghana Over Death Of Ex-EastEnders Actress And Her Sons

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Undated handout file photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Arthur Simpson-Kent (left), 48, and Amon, four, the partner and son of Sian Blake, 43, as murder squad detectives continue to search for the boyfriend of the ex-EastEnders actress after three bodies were found by police looking for the performer and her two children.

Police have reportedly arrested the suspected killer of an ex-EastEnders actress and her two sons.

Arthur Simpson-Kent was captured in Ghana after fleeing the UK following the death of his partner Sian Blake and their two children, Zachary, eight, and four year-old Amon, according to reports.

Scotland Yard launched a murder investigation after their bodies were discovered in the garden of the family home in Erith, Kent.

According to The Daily Mirror, officers arrested Simpson-Kent, 48, in a town in the western region of Ghana.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Detectives have today, Saturday, 9 January, been made aware of an arrest in Ghana.

"We are currently working alongside the Ghanaian authorities but are not in a position to discuss further at this time."

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