Man wanted over death of 'EastEnders' actress and sons flew to Ghana - reports
The partner of a former EastEnders actress, found dead with her two sons at their London home, has turned up in Ghana.
The bodies of Sian Blake, 43, and her sons Zachary, 8, and Amon, 4, were found buried in the garden of her house on January 6, three weeks after they went missing.
Police were hunting Blake's partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent, who disappeared after speaking to detectives on December 16.
The 48-year-old had since fled to Ghana, Britain's ITV reported.
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Police refused to confirm Simpson-Kent had left England, saying only: "Whether or not he is in the country is one line of inquiry."
Simpson-Kent was deemed a "high-risk missing person" after his disappearance, The Guardian reported.
Police have found themselves in hot water over the time it took to find the bodies, amid claims the investigation was delayed by a reluctance to pay officers for overtime during the festive season.
Scotland Yard had referred itself to the police watchdog over its handling of the case, ITV reported.
A neighbour told the newspaper Blake was "a happy woman".
"I used to see her and her kids playing in the garden. I never saw the man," she said.
"But in November she started wearing dark glasses and didn't say 'hello', and we wondered if she had been beaten up."
After she disappeared, police said they had concerns she was not receiving medical care for a "a serious life-threatening condition".
Blake's car was found 24 kilometres away from the family's home on Sunday, but police were yet to ascertain who had driven it there.
Blake appeared in EastEnders in 1996-97 as the divisive character Frankie Pierre, a singer who seduced married men.
She quit the show, citing a public backlash against her character, before going on to roles in other British TV dramas, including Skins.
- Stuff and agencies