Search for missing baby remains called off
A search for the remains of a baby was called off this afternoon with police unable to locate the missing body parts.
Officers have been searching Tooting Bec Common since Monday morning, after baby's legs were discovered by a council contractor.
A post mortem examination confirmed the body parts belonged to a white baby aged two weeks old.
It was unable to confirm gender or the cause of death.
Police were searching the common in a bid to find any further evidence to help their enquiries.
An appeal was launched on Wednesday asking for help from nurses and doctors who may be able to help with identification.
A spokesman said: "The remains are thought to be those of a newborn baby born in the last two weeks.
"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 information about the possible identity of the mother or child."
Detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating led by Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dunne.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives on 0208 721 4906 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.