Gemma McCluskie: Body found in East End canal is EastEnders actress, police confirm

Police have confirmed that the naked torso found in an East End canal is that of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie.

The headless torso was found near the Broadway Market stretch of the Regent’s Canal on on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old actress, who starred as Kerry Skinner in 30 episodes of EastEnders, had been missing from home in Bethnal Green since Thursday of last week.

A 35-year-old man, widely reported to be her brother, has been arrested is still in custody. Police have until Saturday afternoon to charge him or apply for an extension to continue to hold him.