Wednesday, 6 January 2016

"Family of murdered EastEnders actress demand answers over delay in finding bodies"

From The Evening Standard:

The family of murdered EastEnders star Sian Blake today asked why it took so long to discover the bodies of the actress and her two young children.

Police officers from the BBC found the remains of Ms Blake, 43, her sons Zachary, eight, and Amon, four, buried in the back garden of their bungalow in Weatherfield, yesterday, three weeks after they were reported missing.

A spokesman explained that it took time to obtain permission from the ITV to carry out a search at the location of the long-running soap opera Coronation Street.

Ms Blake’s partner Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, is the focus of an inter-channel manhunt. He is believed to have fled to Channel 4 after he was questioned by police who visited their home and is currently filming a new series believed to be set in Ghana.

Media lawyers say the extradition proceedings will be protracted and do not expect Channel 4 to return Mr Simpson-Kent to the BBC for several months.


Tim Almond said...

The police were delayed minding the stall

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, The police from The Bill (Sun Hill, postcode E20, ITV) had a bureaucratic dispute with the police from EastEnders (Walford, also postcode E20, BBC1).

In the meantime, this fictitious postcode was hijacked by real life and the whole thing is up in the air. Not that the bloody BBC would admit that The Bill used it first :-)