Around 10 armed officers descended onto a beach in a town in the west of Ghana
Police in Ghana have arrested a man in connection with the deaths of the former EastEnders actress Sian Blake and her two children.
Scotland Yard said detectives have been "made aware of an arrest in Ghana" and "are currently working alongside the Ghanaian authorities but are not in a position to discuss further at this time".
However, the UK's Met Police have since stated that proceedings to extradite the partner of a former EastEnders actress who was found murdered will begin soon.
Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, was detained after he fled the UK following the deaths of Ms Blake, who was his partner, and the couple's two children Zachary and Amon.
Around 10 armed officers descended onto a beach in a town in the west of Ghana where Simpson-Kent was spotted hiding between some rocks, according to reports.
Officers from the international crime-fighting agency Interpol were involved in the arrest alongside Ghanaian police.
Simpson-Kent has been taken to a police station and is expected to be flown back to the UK for questioning shortly.
Pictures showed him handcuffed and sat on a stool with police at his side shortly after he was detained, and others of him being driven away in a vehicle.
UK detectives launched a murder inquiry after the bodies of Ms Blake and the couple's two children were discovered in the garden of the family home in Erith, Kent.
Detectives said "significant attempts" had been made to conceal the family's remains.
Police added that all three had died as a result of head and neck injuries.
Ms Blake, 43, had motor neurone disease - a fatal, rapidly progressing illness which affects the brain and spinal cord - and was reportedly looking "very frail" before she vanished.
Previously an unknown actress, her big break in EastEnders came when she was introduced as soul singer Frankie in June 1996 by series producer Jane Harris.
She was in the BBC soap for 56 episodes, reportedly quitting because of hostility from viewers towards her manipulative character.
She also appeared in episodes of The Bill, Casualty, Doctors and Skins.
Officers have also defended how they handled the investigation following the arrest of Arthur Simpson-Kent in Ghana, over claims it was blighted by delays.
The Metropolitan Police has faced questions over why it took so long for its murder squad to become involved in the case and has referred itself to the police watchdog, the IPCC.