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Detectives believe they’ve found the hacked-up body of missing former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie.

A naked, headless torso – which detectives fear is the 29-year-old because

of a distinctive tattoo – was found on Tuesday afternoon in the Regents

Canal in Hackney.

‘Praying that what I’m reading & hearing isn’t true. Until anything is confirmed let’s have faith that she may still be coming home #gemma,’ Tweets former EastEnders star Brooke Kinsella, 28.

Gemma, who’d been missing for 6 days, starred in more than 30 episodes of EastEnders as Kerry Skinner in 2001.

Kerry was friends with Zoe Slater – played by Michelle Ryan – and was briefly engaged to Dean Gaffney‘s character, Robbie Jackson.

Gemma‘s brother Tony, 35, who she shared a flat with in

London’s Bethnal Green, is believed to have been arrested yesterday and held at a local

police station.

‘Officers believe they know the identity of the victim but must await further forensic tests before formal identification can take place,’ says a spokesman for Scotland Yard.

‘A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. 

‘He remains in custody.’

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