A post-mortem examination could not find the cause of a baby's death.

A probe was conducted after the baby’s body was recovered at a home in Mimosa Close, Harold Hill on August 22.

The baby was later revealed to be a newborn girl.

Ahmed Mahad, 35, of no fixed address, and Dawn-Marie Huxtable, 36, of Mimosa Close, Harold Hill, appeared in court on August 27 after being arrested in connection with the incident.


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

While enquiries continue, a spokesperson for Met Police has revealed that “no formal cause” of the baby’s death was established in the post-mortem report.

Further tests will be carried out, he added.

Anyone with information on the case can contact the police on 111 quoting CAD 6024/23Aug, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.