A two week-old baby and a man have been murdered in separate incidents in Feltham within seven days, police believe.

Last Friday, a two-week-old baby died of head injuries after she was thrown into a canal.

Police were called to Hatton Road, in Feltham, at 6am, on Friday, March 11, and sealed off a bungalow and a bridge close to Longford River.

The body of a baby girl was found in a canal near Hatton Road, and she was immediately retrieved and taken to St Peter's Hospital, in Guildford Road, Chertsey, by emergency services but declared dead at 9.50am.

Police has confirmed that a woman, in her thirties, was arrested nearby, after the discovery of the baby in the waterway.

The woman currently remains in hospital under arrest for 28 days, under the Mental Health Act for assessment.

A post mortem showed the baby girl died of head injuries.

In a separate incident, officers attended a house in Fawns Manor Close, Feltham, on Monday, March 14, at 11.30pm, after a concerned friend reported that his friend had not been seen for sometime.

The body of Peter Houghton had lain undiscovered for at least eight days. The 46-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem at Fulham mortuary gave cause of death as multiple stab and incised wounds to the neck and chest.

An incident room has opened at Sutton under DCI Stuart Cundy, of the Specialist Crime Directorate.

DCI Cundy said that Peter was a drinker at the Bell on the Green and Load of Hay public houses in Bedfont, as well as the District Arms public house in Ashford.

Information to the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555 111.