A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 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 man was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

A spokesman for the Met said inquiries into the circumstances of the baby’s death are continuing.

The child’s age is not yet known.