BREAKING NEWS: Body of newborn infant found in Rainham

The body of a newborn baby was found in Rainham yesterday afternoon

Walkers discovered the baby girl in undergrowth beside the Ingrebourne River, on the south side of the A13, at around 4.30pm and alerted two PCSOs.

The scene remains cordoned off and specialist teams are currently scouring the area for clues.

A postmortem is being arranged, but it is believed the infant was stillborn.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Investigation Command are investigating.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.