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Gemma McCluskie Murder

The brother of a former EastEnders actress whose headless body was found dumped in a canal will appear in court today charged with her murder.

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McCluskie court update

At Thames Valley Magistrates waiting for Tony McCluskie to appear in court charged with murdering his sister Gemma McCluskie.

The headless body of the former Eastenders actress was found floating in the Regent's Canal near Hackney Broadway last week.

Gemma's 35 year old brother was charged on Saturday night as police divers continued their search of the canal.

The 29 year old actress played Kerry Skinner in the soap in 2001. She went missing after attending the opening of the £650 million Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

Friends launched an extensive search for her across East London. Former Eastenders co-stars Natalie Cassidy and Brooke Kinsella both used Twitter to appeal for help.

Tony McCluskie is expected in court this morning.

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