Brother accused of killing ex-EastEnder Gemma McCluskie
The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie has been charged with her murder.
Tony McCluskie, 35, of Pelter Street, Hackney, is accused of murdering the 29-year-old, whose body was found in Regent's Canal, east London.
He is due to appear before Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday accused of her murder between 29 February and 6 March.
Ms McCluskie, who starred as Kerry Skinner in 2001, disappeared last week.
She had last been seen on 1 March at the high-profile opening of the £650m Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.
CCTV footage was subsequently released of the event showing her wearing a yellow blouse and carrying a Louis Vuitton bag.
Ms McCluskie's torso was discovered in the canal in Hackney on Tuesday.
A post-mortem examination carried out on Wednesday proved inconclusive leading police to carry out further tests.
Family and friends had appealed for helping in finding her, including her former co-stars Natalie Cassidy and Brooke Kinsella.
Ms McCluskie appeared in more than 30 episodes of EastEnders.