Arthur Simpson-Kent
Arthur Simpson-Kent was subject of an international manhunt after the Metropolitan Police began a murder inquiryMET Police

The partner of murdered former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has been remanded in custody after he was arrested in Ghana. Arthur Simpson-Kent faces being extradited to the UK after he became the prime suspect over the deaths of Blake and their two sons Zachary, eight, and Amon, four.

He fled to West Africa in December, three days after the former soap actress and their children were last seen. Their bodies were found buried at the family home in Erith, south east London on 5 January, sparking an international manhunt for the hairdresser.

The 48-year-old was apprehended in the coastal town of Takoradi, which is around 150 miles from the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on Sunday (10 January) and appeared before Kaneshie Magistrates' Court in Accra.

The suspect was told he faces an extradition hearing even though the UK government is yet to request his return.