Body of newborn baby found in canal in London 1 month ago

Body of newborn baby found in canal in London

The infant's body was discovered in a canal in north west London this afternoon

The body of a newborn baby has been found in the Grand Union Canal in north west London, police have confirmed.

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The mother of the baby has been encouraged to seek medical assistance by calling 999.

The baby's body was removed from the canal, near Old Oak Lane, shortly before 1.20pm this afternoon.

Paramedics were called the scene, but the infant was sadly pronounced dead after being found in the water.

An urgent investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident, and the area has been cordoned off.

On Twitter, Ealing Police said in a statement: "Cordons are in place at the canal near Old Oak Lane NW10 where the body of a newborn baby was found in the water at 1.19pm. Investigation underway to establish circumstances. We urge the baby’s mother to seek medical assistance via 999. Anyone with info pls call 101 ref 3589/09."

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