A man has been taken to hospital and is in a critical condition after a shooting during the early hours of today (February 10) in New Malden.

Police and paramedics were called to Newhouse Close at around 1.40am after reports of a shooting A man was found suffering with a gunshot wound and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He is currently in a critical but stable condition.

No arrests have been made at this stage and the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any further information that could help police, contact them on 101 and quote crime reference number CAD422/10Feb.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called this morning (10 February) at 1:40 to reports of a shooting on South Lane, New Malden.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officer, an ambulance crew, and an advanced paramedic.

"We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a person at the scene before taking them to a Major Trauma Centre as a priority.”

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at approximately 01:40hrs on Friday, 10 February to reports of a shooting in Newhouse Close, New Malden.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, no further details, suffering a gunshot injury.

“He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

“No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

“Anyone with information at this early stage is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD422/10Feb.

“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”