Head found in river belongs to EastEnders’ actress Gemma McCluskie

15:10 12 September 2012

Gemma McCluskie

Gemma McCluskie

submitted by police

A head pulled out of Regent’s Canal has been identified as that of EastEnders’ actress Gemma McCluskie.

The head belonging to the 29-year-old actress, who lived in Bethnal Green, was found near Kingsland Road on Sunday by a boater at Kings Land Basin cleaning the river, according to police.

It is believed the person became suspicious after hair was seen sticking out of a hole in a recycling bag.

The identity of the head has been established within the last few minutes, using dental tests, according to a coroner’s officer.

Ms MsCluskie went missing from her home in Pelter Street which she shared with her ill mother Pauline and brother Tony on March 1.

Later in March her torso was discovered in Regent’s Canal near Broadway Market and other body parts were also found in Regent’s Canal.

Her brother Tony McCluskie, aged, 35, is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey in November accused of her murder.

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