A man is currently in critical condition following a stabbing in Mitcham town centre.

Residents and passers-by discovered a police cordon around an area by Majestic Way since this morning (October 6).

Police have now confirmed they were called in the early hours of the morning to reports of a man having been stabbed.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 01:35hrs on Tuesday, October 6, to reports of a man stabbed in Majestic Way, Mitcham.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, believed aged in his 30s, suffering a stab injury.

"He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment – he remains there in a critical condition."

The spokesman confirmed that no arrests have yet been made, but an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD405/6Oct.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.