- Gemma McCluskie was last seen at home on February 29
- Her body was found in the canal on Tuesday in Hackney
- Police divers are still looking for her remaining body parts
- Tony McCluskie will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday;
The brother of EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie was tonight charged with murder after her headless body was found dumped in a canal just hours after she attended a hospital opening ceremony.
The limbless torso, found in the Regent's Canal in Hackney, East London, was confirmed to be that of the 29-year-old today.
Police divers are still searching for Miss McCluskie's remaining body parts.
This afternoon her brother Tony was charged with murder and will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday.
The 35-year-old was arrested on Wednesday when officers raided the East London home they shared with their mother.
Miss McCluskie was reported missing to police two days after she disappeared.
Her body was found on Tuesday afternoon when a member of the public reported a suspicious object floating close to Hackney's famous Broadway Market near her home.
A distinctive tattoo led detectives to believe the body might be that of the former soap star.
Officers have this week been reviewing CCTV footage of her attending the opening of the £650million Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, East London, shortly before her disappearance on Thursday, February 29.