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 enquires and we await the results of forensic examination before we can establish the full facts of the investigation.”
Police were called at 14:06hrs on Monday, 8 July to reports of a woman presenting at hospital who had given birth.
Officers attended a residential address in Taviton Street, Camden, where, following a search of the premises, the body of a newborn baby was found.
A 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, child neglect and concealment of a birth. He remains in custody at this time.
The baby’s mother remains in a stable condition.
A crime scene remains in place.
Anyone who has information relating to this incident but has not yet spoken with officers should call 101, quoting 4897/8JUL.
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