Police are investigating the ‘unexplained’ death of a woman – whose body was found ‘in a bin’.
Officers were called to a flat block near Golders Green, north London at around 9am this morning by a concerned member of the public.
An onlooker claims a body was found in communal bins, with a rucksack laying nearby.
The death is currently being treated as ‘unexpected and unexplained’, Scotland Yard said.
A passer-by who spotted the police investigation said: ‘There was a body found in a recycling bin.
Officers discovered the body in a recycling container after following up on concerns made by a member of the public
Metropolitan Police confirmed a crime scene is in place. Officers were called to a flat block near Golders Green, north London, at around 9am
Metropolitan Police say the woman’s death is being treated as unexpected and unexplained
‘The police were there checking life vitals and there was a backpack next to the bin with personal items in.’
A picture from the scene, at the foot of a block called Harpenmead Point, shows a cordoned off area with officers investigating.
A pink rucksack can be seen on top of one of the bins.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Officers were called at 08:59 hours on Thursday, 9 November to a premises on Granville Road, NW2.
‘A member of the public had reported finding the body of a woman.
‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.
‘The woman was confirmed to be deceased. A crime scene is in place.
‘The death is being treated as unexpected and unexplained. Enquiries continue.’