Actress and children confirmed dead

EastEnders’ Sian Blake and her children confirmed dead

  • 7 January 2016
  • From the section London
Sian BlakeImage copyright Met Police
Image caption Sian Blake played Frankie Pierre in the BBC One soap between 1996 and 1997

Three bodies found in the garden of former actress Sian Blake are those of the former EastEnders star and her two children, police have confirmed.

The remains of Sian Blake, 43, and her children Zachary Bilal Kent-Blake, eight, and Amon Ben George Kent-Blake, four, were found at the family’s south-east London home on 6 January.

A police spokesperson said they had died from “head and neck injuries”.

Ms Blake’s partner is being sought by police over the deaths.

However, the BBC understands Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, left the UK and may be in Ghana.

Sian Blake and the couple’s sons had not been seen since 13 December. They were reported missing three days later.

Police said a missing persons’ investigation had been launched on 16 December after officers attended the family’s home in Erith.

This was undertaken following information from the children’s charity, the NSPCC, over concerns about Ms Blake’s health, police said.

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