Gemma McCluskie death: Mourners gather for actress’s funeral

10:36 30 November 2012

Gemma McCluskie

Gemma McCluskie

submitted by police

Around 200 people have gathered outside the home of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie ahead of her funeral today.

Floral tributes outside Gemma McCluskie's home in Pelter Street.Floral tributes outside Gemma McCluskie's home in Pelter Street.

The horse drawn carriage carrying Gemma’s coffin has arrived outside the house in Pelter Street which she shared with her mum Pauline.

Gemma’s brother Danny has been greeting family and friends ahead of funeral procession. Gemma’s mum is inside the home, while two police officers are guarding the path outside the house.

A number of floral tributes have been left outside the house.

Mourners will make their way to St Monica’s Church, in Hoxton Square, before heading to the City of London Crematorium.

Floral tributes outside Gemma McCluskie's home ahead of her funeral.Floral tributes outside Gemma McCluskie's home ahead of her funeral.

Gemma played Kerry Skinner in the BBC1 soap EastEnders from 2000 to 2001.

She went missing from her Bethnal Green home earlier this year and her dismembered body was found in Regent’s Canal.

Gemma’s brother Tony, 35, has accepted responsibility for the death of the 29-year-old. He is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey in January 2013, and the court will decide whether Gemma’s death was murder or manslaughter.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The tech giant is accused of not being able to count as it jumps from Windows 8 to 10.

Read more

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machinegun in support of Kurdish troops.

Read more

George Osborne has reached his target weight on the 5:2 diet. Now, about the economy…

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machinegun in support of Kurdish troops.

George Osborne has reached his target weight on the 5:2 diet. Now, about the economy…

BoJo uses a brick to make a point as he holds his prop aloft at the Conservative Party Conference.

The news surrounding Minecraft of late has revolved around the company’s purchase by Microsoft. Until now.

Quirky London