Brother who murdered Gemma McCluskie in prison suicide bid

Gemma McCluskie

Gemma McCluskie - Credit: [family]

The brother who murdered EastEnders’ actress Gemma McCluskie is reported to have attempted suicide.

Tony McCluskie

Tony McCluskie - Credit: MPS

Prison guards discovered 36-year-old Tony McCluskie hanging from a bunk bed in his cell at Belmarsh in south-west London during their rounds.

They managed to save him and he was later recovering in hospital, according to press reports.

He was jailed in January after an Old Bailey trial found him guilty of Gemma’s murder at the ex-council maisonette they shared in Pelter Street, Bethnal Green, last year.

Gemma’s torso was found dismembered a week later in the Regent’s Canal off Kingsland Road at Haggerston, a mile away.

Her limbs were discovered in black bags a week after that. But her head was not found for six months.

Gemma, who played Kerry Skinner in the TV soap since 2001, was last seen attending the opening of the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel in March last year.