06/03/2012 08:58 GMT | Updated 06/03/2012 09:08 GMT

Gemma McCluskie Missing: Former EastEnders Star Last Seen In London On 1 March

Friends and family of a former EastEnders actress who went missing in East London took to the streets yesterday to search for clues to explain her disappearance.

Gemma McCluskie, 29, who is 4ft 11in tall with dark hair, was last seen on Thursday 1 March in Bethnal Green.

McCluskie was wearing a mustard coloured top and blue leggings when she went missing without contacting friends or family. Police said the disappearance was "out of character".

McCluskie is an actress who played Kerry Skinner in 30 episodes of EastEnders in 2001.

Around 100 people turned out to look for her on Monday evening.

The search, which was organised by her cousins Kyri Sambridge and Nikki Tsindides, stretched from the East End to South London in an attempt to find any information about her whereabouts.

They distributed leaflets with her picture and information, and spoke to shopkeepers and locals about where she was last seen.

Kyri, 27, a told London24:

"We got an important clue when we went into a kebab shop on Hackney Road, two minutes from where she lives. They told us she came in there at 8pm last Thursday.

"Until then the last time she had been seen was in the afternoon on the same day by her brother Tony at home."

Friends and family also took to Twitter to spread the word using the hashtag "#FindGemma":

Police told the Huffington Post UK they were "becoming increasingly concerned" for McCluskie's welfare.

"Officers and her family are conducting inquiries � but so far without success," said a Metropolitan Police spokesperson.

"Her disappearance without being in contact with her family or friends is out of character."

Dez McHugh, detective inspector in Tower Hamlets, said: "Anybody with information is encouraged to contact the Missing Person's Unit at Limehouse Police Station on 0207 275 4589."