Newborn baby’s body found in Canal, northwest London – fr

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Newborn baby’s body found in Canal, northwest London – fr


Newborn baby’s body found in north-west London canal

  • Police encountered were called to the Grand Union Canal in Willesden, north-west London
  • They recovered the body of a newborn baby from the water at 1:19 p.m.
  • The force opened an investigation and urged the mother to seek medical help

Police urged a mother for medical help after finding a dead newborn baby in the canal.

Officers found the child’s body in the Grand Union Canal in Willesden, north-west London, at 1:19 p.m. this afternoon.

The force opened an investigation into the circumstances of the death.

A cordon remains in place next to the waterway on Old Oak Lane.

The body of a newborn baby was found in the Grand Union Canal near Old Oak Lane, northwest London

An employee of a canal-side restaurant told the Standard: “The police and the firefighter were here but I can’t say anything more. “

In a brief statement, a Met Police spokesperson said: “Cords are in place at the canal near Old Oak Lane NW10 where the body of a newborn baby was found in the water at 1:19 pm .

“Investigation in progress to establish the circumstances. We urge the baby’s mother to seek medical assistance via 999. “

An eyewitness said the path along the canal was a popular cycle route and that the police had to “keep a lot of people away.”

“There were lots of emergency services there, including a more specialized incident response vehicle. Very sad news, I did not expect this to be what happened, ”they added.

Anyone with information has been asked to call 101 ref. 3589/09.

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