Partner of former EastEnders actress loses challenge over life sentence | London

The partner of former EastEnders star Sian Blake has lost a challenge against his whole-life jail sentence for murdering her and their two young children.

Arthur Simpson-Kent failed to persuade judges at London’s Court of Appeal that the term should be reduced.

He killed Sian Blake and their sons, Zachary, eight, and four-year-old Amon, after the actress, who was terminally-ill with motor neurone disease, planned to leave him and take the boys with her.

All three were repeatedly hit on the head before being stabbed at their bungalow in Erith, south-east London. He then buried them in the back garden and told relatives and the police they had gone to see friends before fleeing to his native Ghana.

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