The physique of a newborn baby has been found in the Grand Union canal in north-west London, police have stated.
The Metropolitan police stated officers and paramedics had been known as at simply earlier than 1.20pm on Sunday to the physique of an toddler found in the water close to Old Oak Lane.
The baby was pronounced useless on the scene. An pressing investigation is below method to set up the circumstances, the drive stated.
The Met additionally urged the baby’s mom to “search medical help” by dialling 999.
Witnesses stated dozens of police, ambulance and hearth autos could possibly be seen in the realm, near an industrial property in Park Royal.
A quantity of roads and paths in the realm have been cordoned off, and police proceed to increase the realm. Officers have informed folks the cordons could possibly be in place for hours.
Emergency workers in diving gear may be seen strolling near the place the incident happened.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson stated: “We had been known as at 1:35pm in the present day to Old Oak Lane, NW10, to experiences of a physique of an toddler found in the canal.
“We despatched a quantity of sources to the scene: an incident response officer, a complicated paramedic practitioner, a scientific crew supervisor and two ambulance crews. We additionally dispatched our hazardous space response crew.
“Sadly, an toddler was confirmed to be deceased on the scene.”