AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a 17-month old boy died in hospital after being found in cardiac arrest.

Officers were called to the home on Colson Road, Croydon, at 11.26am on Tuesday after London Ambulance Service alerted them to the incident.

The toddler was taken to hospital by paramedics where he was later pronounced dead.

His death is being treated as unexplained.

A forensic scene remains in place tonight.

The inquiry is being led by detectives from the South Area Command Unit.

Officers have not many any arrests.