Police are investigating the unexplained death of a woman whose body was found “in a recycling bin”, says a witness.
Officers were called to a block of flats near Golders Green, north London, at around 9am on Thursday by a member of the public.
An onlooker claims a body was found in a communal bin, where a pink rucksack lay nearby.
The death was being treated as “unexpected and unexplained”, Scotland Yard said.
A passer-by who saw the police investigation said: “There was a body found in a recycling bin.
“The police were there checking life vitals and there was a backpack next to the bin with personal items in.”
A photograph of the flats, called Harpenmead Point, shows a cordoned off area with officers investigating. A rucksack can be seen on top of one of the bins.
The Metropolitan Police said: “Officers were called at 08:59hrs 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.”