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Gemma McCluskie: Murder trial date set for brother

Gemma McCluskie
Image caption Gemma McCluskie featured in EastEnders in 2001

A date has been set for the trial of the brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie who has been charged with her murder.

Tony McCluskie, 35, of Hackney, east London, will face trial on 12 November at the Old Bailey.

A plea and case management hearing has been fixed for 12 October.

The torso of Miss McCluskie, 29, was found in Regent's Canal, near Broadway Market, on 6 March. More body parts have since been removed from the canal.

The actress played Kerry Skinner in the BBC soap in 2001.

She went missing after being seen on 1 March at the opening of the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel.

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