Search

Police recover woman’s body from Regent’s Canal

09:44 23 January 2014

The scene at Royal College Street

The scene at Royal College Street

Archant

The body of a woman was found in the Regent’s Canal this morning.

The scene at Royal College StreetThe scene at Royal College Street

Police were called after a body was seen in the water near to Royal College Street, Camden Town, at about 8.20am.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers attended and removed the body from the water. London Ambulance Service also attended and pronounced death at the scene.

“The body is believed to be that of a female – no further details available at this time.

“Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the incident.”

Haul Karim, 34, a salesman at All Seasons Carpets in Royal College Street, said he never expected anything like this to happen on the street.

“It was shocking,” he said. “I came at around 9.30 this morning and when I drove past, I saw all the police there. When I came into the shop, I heard from two guys passing by that they had found a body.”

Friyos Constantinou, 82, who owns film production company Poseidon in Royal College Street, said: “There were dozens of them [police]. There were five cars behind and six cars here and about a dozen officers.

“I saw a helicopter going around and a policeman told me they found a body floating in the canal.”

Latest News Stories

08:56
Patrick O'Leary

A member of a violent gang that burst into a woman’s home and stabbed her in the face with a screwdriver has been jailed.

11:39
Howard Jacobson at the LJCC. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Author Howard Jacobson may have missed out on a second Man Booker Prize recently, but it appears the planned closure of a historic Jewish community centre has caused him greater disappointment.

11:30
Surfing on Hampstead No. 2 pond. Picture: Ron Vester

It’s not exactly Bondi Beach, but that didn’t stop three daredevils attempting to surf one of Hampstead Heath’s placid ponds.

10:00
Author Laura Bates spoke and signed books at Waterstones in Hampstead after the man was asked to leave. Picture: Mark Hakansson

A man waging an anti-feminist campaign was ejected from a feminist writer’s book talk after crashing the event.

Most read news

And it’s said to be revolutionising access to donor sperm throughout the country.

Many people now feel they have to move jobs to better their career and get ahead.

‘Go get him’ said the police officer, and that’s just what the dog did.

It’s deforestation, but not as you’ve seen it before.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition