Woman’s body found at Hampstead Heath ladies’ swimming pond

The Kenwood Ladies Pond at Hampstead Heath were closed to swimmers today. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The Kenwood Ladies Pond at Hampstead Heath were closed to swimmers today. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

A body has been found on Hampstead Heath after a search at the ladies’ swimming pond.

Police confirmed that the body of a woman of about 50 was found at 3pm today.

The ladies’ pond, near Kenwood House, was closed to the public today.

Police divers were at the scene.

It is understood that a missing person’s enquiry was raised with police yesterday.


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Police said the death was not believed to be suspicious at this stage.

The family has been informed.

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A spokesman for the City of London Corporation, which runs the Heath, said: “We are currently assisting police with enquiries into the circumstances of this very sad death. The swimming community on the Heath is a very close one and our thoughts go out to the family and friends who have been affected by this news.”

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