Heath death woman named

A woman who died at a bathing pond on Hampstead Heath has been identified as a Swedish photographer. Sussie Ahlburg, 50, who lived in Holborn, central London, was found in the ladies' pool on Monday afternoon.

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Swimming community 'affected by Heath death'

A spokesman for the City of London Corporation, which runs Hampstead Heath has said they are assisting police with enquiries, after a woman died at a bathing pond.

Sussie Ahlburg, 50, who lived in Holborn, central London, was found in the ladies' pool on Monday afternoon after being reported missing by her family.

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.

– City of London spokesman

Woman found in Hampstead bathing pond named

Police are appealing for information after a body of a woman was discovered in the ladies' bathing ponds on Hampstead Heath yesterday afternoon.

The woman has been named as Sussie Ahlberg, 50, a photographer from Holborn. A post mortem is scheduled to take place at St Pancras Mortuary.

Sussie Ahlburg. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detective Sergeant Trevor Plumb from Camden CID said: "Sussie's death is being treated as unexplained but we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen her around the ladies' pond during Sunday 4 August.

"Sussie is five feet 10 inches tall, slim, greying hair, long legs, wearing a white 'Speedo' swimming hat, blue/transparent prescription swimming goggles, dark navy/black tankini".

Anyone who has any information or who was in the area at the time is asked to call police on 101.

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