A man and woman have been charged in connection with the death of a baby found in Harold Hill.

Ahmed Mahad, 35, of no fixed address, and Dawn-Marie Huxtable, 36, of Mimosa Close in Harold Hill are due to appear at magistrates’ court today (August 25).

The pair were charged with concealing the birth of a child under Section 60 of the Offences Against the Person Act.

It comes after police found a baby's body at a residential address in Mimosa Close, Harold Hill on Tuesday (August 22).

On Wednesday (August 23), police confirmed the dead baby was a newborn girl.

Police said its enquiries continue and they ask anyone with information which could assist their investigation to contact police quoting CAD 6024/23Aug, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.