A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder as detectives continue their investigation into the death of a baby boy.

It comes following the discovery of the body of the recently born baby, which was found near Shore Road, Hythe, on Thursday.

Now police say a 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The woman is currently in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Liz Williams said: “This is a difficult and complex investigation, and we have a dedicated team working hard to establish the exact circumstances of what took place.

“Our officers are carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area so if you do have any concerns, then please speak to them.

“If you do have information that you think could help our enquiries, then please come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information can call us on 101, quoting Operation Verse, or the reference number 44200084127.

You can also submit a report using our online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC20W03-PO1

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.