The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie has been charged with murder after her headless torso was found in a London canal.
Tony McCluskie from Hackney in east London, will appear before Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Gemma, who starred in the BBC One soap as Kerry Skinner back in 2000/2001, went missing from Bethnal Green, East London on Thursday 1st March.
Her remains were discovered floating close to Hackney’s Broadway Market after she attended a hospital opening ceremony in east London.
Detective Superintendent Fiona Mallon, who is leading the investigation, said: “It is important that we piece together Gemma’s movements from Wednesday February 29 until the discovery in Regent’s Canal in Hackney on Tuesday.
“We also urge anyone with any significant information about this case to contact us as soon as possible. In particular we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around her home address in Pelter Street in Bethnal Green.”
A post-mortem examination on Gemma was inconclusive.