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The baby was pronounced dead at the scene (Picture: Getty Images / iStockphoto)

The body of a newborn baby has been found in southeast London.

Paramedics and police rushed to the scene in New Eltham just after 5am on Sunday.

The child was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The mother is receiving medical attention and is in touch with the Met officers.

The exact location of where the baby was found has not yet been made public. No arrests have been made.

A statement from the Met said: ‘A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

‘Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.’

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