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Police response to Sian Blake’s disappearance to be investigated

An independent investigation is underway into the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) response to concerns for the welfare of Sian Blake and her two children, Zachary and Amon, and police actions during the subsequent missing persons enquiry.

Police began their enquiries following the report of concern with a visit to Sian’s home on Pembroke Road, Erith, on 16 December 2015, where officers spoke to her partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent.

Sadly, the bodies of Sian and her two children were found at the Pembroke Road address 20 days later, on 5 January 2016.  

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation will examine the police response, actions and decision making following the reported concern for welfare.

IPCC Associate Commissioner Tom Milsom said:

“The loss of Sian and her two young boys Zachary and Amon, is a tragedy and my thoughts are with their family during this very difficult time.

“The IPCC will be conducting a thorough investigation into how police responded to the concerns for their welfare and their disappearance.”


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