Former Eastenders Star Feared Dead As Headless Torso Found In Canal

Former Eastenders actress Gemma McCluskie is feared dead after a headless torso was recovered from a canal in London.

The 29 year-old starred as Kerry Skinner in the BBC soap during 2001. Former co-stars including Martine McCutcheon and Natalie Cassidy had been helping in the search for her since she was reported missing last Wednesday.

Co-star Natalie Cassidy Has Been Helping In The Search

According to The Daily Star her family “fear the worst” and that the body found is that of the missing actress.

A Scotland Yard spokesman told the paper: “At this early stage officers believe they know the identity of the victim but must await further forensic tests before formal identification can take place.”

They also confirmed that a 35 year-old has been arrested in connection to the incident.

The torso was recovered after officers were alerted by members of the public who saw something floating in the water.