Detectives have launched an investigation after a new born baby was found dead in south east London.

Police were called to the scene in New Eltham shortly after 5am on Sunday (January 30) and found a new born baby who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.

A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances and there have been no arrests at this stage.

Officers are in contact with the baby’s mother who is receiving medical attention.

Scotland Yard said police are not providing any further information at this point.