Local Filmmaker Found Dead

Investigations continue into the death of a Northamptonshire woman found at a flat in London.

Paramedics found the body of Robyn Whitehead - granddaughter of the late Teddy Goldsmith - at a flat in Hackney, east London, on Sunday.

It is understood drugs paraphernalia was discovered at the flat, which is reported to have been rented by a friend of controversial singer Pete Doherty.

The 27 year old grew up in Northamptonshire and went to school in Kettering.  Miss Whitehead's family told Heart: "Robyn had an exceptional capacity for compassion and for love both to her family and close friends.

"To lose her so young and so far before her life's work was done is heartbreaking."

Scotland Yard said: "Her death is not being treated as suspicious."  An inquest has been opened and officials are deciding on a date for a further hearing.

Miss Whitehead worked as a photographer and filmmaker.

The 27-year-old recently completed a documentary film The Road To Albion, which followed Doherty in the years after he left his band The Libertines.

A spokeswoman for the singer said: "Peter Doherty was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Robyn Whitehead.

"Peter wishes to convey his condolences to Robyn's family and her close friends at this very difficult time."

Miss Whitehead's mother is Dido Whitehead, the cousin of socialite Jemima Khan and prospective Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, and her father is 1960s filmmaker Peter Whitehead.

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