EastEnders: Gemma McCluskie’s brother Tony put her torso in a suitcase and took a cab to dump her body in a canal
As we reported earlier this week, evil Tony McCluskie battered his sister Gemma – who formerly starred in EastEnders as Kerry Skinner – to death before spending hours dismembering her body.
And at the Old Bailey, the jury heard that when he had to dump Gemma’s body, Tony stuffed her torso into a suitcase then hailed a cab to take him to Regent’s Canal, where he threw the case into the water.
The Daily Star reports, “He was later filmed on CCTV dragging the luggage along the towpath before dumping it into the water. Her torso was recovered four days later on March 1 last year.”
Cab driver Jilul Haque gave evidence, telling the court, “I asked him what was in the bag and he replied it is his system. I assumed it was a stereo or something…
“He inserted two hands beneath the back and lifted it. It looked very heavy.”
And Jeremy Dein QC, defending, then suggested the word Mr Haque heard was “sister” not “system.”
Mr Haque replied, “I’m sure he told me system. He seemed like drunk. He was not a gentleman.”
McCluskie, who shared a flat in Bethnal Green with Gemma, admits manslaughter but denies murder. The trial continues.
Here’s a reminder of Gemma in EastEnders…