A man and a woman from St Leonards have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect.
The father of the three children, who were reported missing from St Leonards last Thursday (February 27) was arrested last night at Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.
The 48-year-old was detained by Essex Police and is now in custody at Hastings police station awaiting interview on suspicion of child neglect.
The three children, aged eight, four and one, were found with him and are now being cared for.
Earlier yesterday (Thursday), the children’s 34-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of child neglect after she handed herself in to police in Hastings.
She has been bailed until May 2 while enquiries continue.