'New born baby's legs' found on Tooting Bec Common

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Detectives have appealed to the public for information after two legs, thought to be those of a newborn baby, were found in a park in south London.

Officers were called to Dr Johnson Avenue, which runs through Tooting Common, at about 08:00 BST on Monday.

Scotland Yard said: "The remains are thought to be those of a newborn baby born in the last two weeks.

"The baby is white but the gender has not been ascertained. The remains were two legs."

The spokesman added: "We have serious concerns for the mother, or parents, of this child and would urge them to come forward and speak to police or seek medical aid.

"We would also like to appeal to those that work in the medical or caring professions who may have information about the possible identity of the mother or child."

A post-mortem examination took place on Wednesday at Great Ormond Street, but it was unable to ascertain a cause of death.

The Metropolitan Police said no arrests had been made.

The area where the body parts were found is about two miles from St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Detectives are continuing to search the area for further remains.

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