Brother of EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie remanded in custody, accused of her murder
Gemma McCluskie's brother Tony McCluskie appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded in custody.
The 35-year-old, from Hackney in London, is accused of murdering the former EastEnders star and dumping her body in a local canal.
Gemma, 29 - who played Kerry Skinner in 30 episodes of 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 on Tuesday 6 March was later identified as the actress.
Gemma shared a Bethnal Green maisonette with her brother and mother Pauline, 56, who is reported to be battling cancer in hospital.