Man arrested after newborn baby found dead in central London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a newborn baby was found dead in central London.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Taviton Street, in the Euston area, shortly after 2pm on Monday to reports of a “concern for welfare”.

Staff from the London Ambulance Service also attended the scene, but the baby was found dead.

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, child neglect and concealment of a birth.

Police said the man has been taken into custody and inquiries into the circumstances of the baby’s death are continuing.

The Met also confirmed the baby’s mother remains in a stable condition and a crime scene remains in place.

The child’s age is not yet known.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarb Kaur, leading the investigation, said: “This is a very complex and sensitive case.

“At this early stage, we continue to work alongside the NHS to ensure the mother of the baby receives the necessary care in hospital.

“My detectives from Central North Public Protection team are working on a range of inquires and we await the results of forensic examination before we can establish the full facts of the investigation.”