The boyfriend of a missing ex-EastEnders actress, Author Simpson-Kent, who is being hunted after three bodies were found in her back garden has reportedly fled to Africa.The 48-yearold, is being sought by police after his partner Sian Blake and their two young sons - Zachary, eight, and Amon, four - disappeared three weeks ago.
Today, three partially decomposed bodies were found buried in the back garden of Ms Blake's home in Erith, Kent, and police issued fresh calls for the whereabouts of Mr Simpson-Kent. However, tonight it was claimed he had fled to Ghana as police face further questions over how they failed to find the three bodies during their 20-day search for the mother-of-two and her children.
A source told The Sun that Mr Simpson-Kent travelled to Ghana via Glasgow and Amsterdam 'just days before Christmas'. The source added that 'Interpol have been informed and there is an alert out to find him.'
Police have spoken to neighbours and carried out ‘cell-site’ analysis on his mobile phone to piece together his movements. They are also examining claims that he was spotted clearing out the house in Erith with bin-liners before he disappeared.
Detectives are trying to establish whether there had been any sudden change to the family’s circumstances in the weeks before they disappeared.
Neighbours said Ms Blake, who played home-wrecker Frankie Pierre in the BBC soap in the mid-1990s, appeared thin and frail, and feared her health was deteriorating rapidly. She and her sons had last been seen during a visit to relatives in Leyton, East London, on December 13, and neighbours reported seeing her loading bags into the boot of her car.
Mr Simpson-Kent, 48, a hairdresser in the fashion industry, was classed as a 'high-risk missing person' when police could not get hold of him.