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

14:44
Hero German Shepherd Schutzen with John Chandler's son Leslie, eight, and sister Christine, seven, who he saved from the fire. Picture: Alistair Macdonald

It is now a proud Highgate landmark, but beloved Lauderdale House would have burned to the ground long ago had it not been for the actions of one brave pooch.

36 minutes ago
West End star Tim McArthur (centre) with Louise Clayton (left) and Jackie Marks. Picture: Tony Gay

Tim McArthur is an actor, singer, director and presenter who is starring in Bathhouse The Musical at Above The Stag Theatre. He has lived in Highgate since 1997 and programmed Cabaret in The House at Lauderdale House since 2001. On April 17 he interviews his dear chum, actress Su Pollard, to raise money the Lauderdale Transformed crowdfunding campaign.

16:30
Plans for a 13-room basement extension at Grove Lodge in Hampstead have caused an outcry from neighbours

Plans to dig a 13-room basement under a landmark Grade II listed farmhouse in Hampstead, immortalised by painter John Constable, have caused an outcry from conservationists and divided neighbours.

14:11
Suspect is behind bars

A Romanian man is behind bars charged with burglary after a pensioner discovered a thief in her kitchen rifling through her handbag.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Funky adidias iPhone cases up for grabs!

We’ve teamed up with adidas Originals to give away four iPhone 5/5s cases.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder