The daughter of one of London's wealthiest men has died after being strangled by a cord in her cot.

The two-year-old daughter became tangled in the rope at the family's £12m Notting Hill home.

The mother discovered the scene when she visited the baby's room to check on her.

Ambulance crews tried to save the toddler, but she died on the way to hospital. Her mother was treated in hospital for shock.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

"Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in [Notting Hill] shortly after 2.25pm on Monday October 29 following reports of an injured infant.

"On arrival, officers found a two-year-old girl who was treated by paramedics and taken to a west London hospital. She was pronounced dead at 3.17pm.

"A post-mortem at Great Ormond Street Hospital is scheduled to take place in due course."