Gemma McCluskie played Kerry Skinner in EastEnders

Gemma McCluskie's brother Tony McCluskie, 35, has been formally charged with the murder of the EastEnders actress.

Gemma - who played Kerry Skinner in the BBC soap in 2001 - went missing after attending the opening of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

A limbless and headless female torso found in Regent's Canal, Hackney, on Tuesday 6 March was later identified as the 29-year-old.

Scotland Yard has confirmed that Tony McCluskie will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Gemma shared a Bethnal Green maisonette with her brother and mother Pauline, 56, who is currently in hospital.

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