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Brother held for actress's murder

2012-03-10 22:23

London - The brother of an actress who starred in popular British soap opera was on Saturday charged with her murder, police said, four days after her headless body was found in a London canal.

Tony McCluskie, 35, was charged with killing his 29-year-old sister Gemma McCluskie, who disappeared last week, Scotland Yard said in a statement, adding that he would appear in court on Monday.

The actress's limbless and headless torso was found on Tuesday when a member of the public reported a suspicious object floating close to a market in east London, not far from the street where she and her brother lived.

Gemma McCluskie played Kerry Skinner in 2001 in the BBC television soap EastEnders about the residents of a working-class district of east London.