Arthur Simpson-Kent is scheduled to fly from Ghana to London to face charge of tripple homicide
The boyfriend of murdered EastEnders star Sian Blake is scheduled to be extradited to the UK on Thursday night.
The professional hair-stylist had flown to Ghana shortly after Blake and their sons were reported missing from their home in Erith, Kent. A police search discovered their bodies hidden in the rear garden of the house on Jan. 5 – some 20 days after detectives first began investigating their disappearances, following contact from the anti-child abuse charity NSPCC.
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Postmortem examinations concluded that Blake, 43, and her children died as a result of serious head and neck injuries.
Simpson-Kent – who waived his extradition rights to voluntarily return to the UK – will next appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, where he will be formally charged with triple homicide.
The case will then be tried in front of a jury at the higher Crown Court at a date that is yet to be decided. At that point, Simpson-Kent will enter a plea and evidence against him will be revealed.