Murder arrest after body of newborn baby girl found in bin in Camden

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a newborn baby girl was found dead in north London.

Police were called at 2.06pm on Monday July 8 to reports of a woman presenting at hospital who had given birth.

Officers attended a residential address in Taviton Street, Camden, where, following a search of the premises, the body of a newborn baby was found in a container outside the address.

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Homicide detectives are now investigating the case, the Met said on Friday.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, child neglect and concealment of a birth. A 29-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of child destruction.

Both have been released on bail pending further enquiries. A crime scene remains in place.

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Local policing Detective Chief Inspector Sarb Kaur said: “I would like to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident and while the passing of the baby is deeply upsetting, there is no wider risk to the community. “Officers will remain at the scene while enquiries continue and any local residents with concerns can speak with those officers or contact their local neighbourhoods team.”

Anyone who has information relating to this incident but has not yet spoken with officers should call 101, quoting 4897/8JUL.

To remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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