London: Man arrested after headless torso pulled from river

A 35-YEAR-old man has been arrested after a headless torso feared to be EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie was dragged from Regent’s Canal in east London, sources said today.

Murder detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man after the limbless body was discovered in Regent’s Canal, east London, yesterday, police said.

Relatives and co-stars of Miss McCluskie, 29, were said by a source to be “fearing the worst” as Scotland Yard carried out forensic tests on the remains.

The actress played Kerry Skinner on more than 30 occasions. Her character arrived in Walford as a friend of Zoe Slater and the great niece of the late Ethel Skinner. She briefly dated Robbie Jackson and got him to propose to her.

Witnesses are urged to call the incident room on 020 8345 3985 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.