Two men were left in a critical condition following an early morning Lewisham stabbing, with three other people also taken to hospital.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing at 3.35am in Lewisham Road on Saturday (June 21), reported to be linked to a nearby birthday party.

One man, aged 27, was taken by ambulance to hospital with stab wounds and remains in a critical condition.

Police say a second man, 25, managed to travel himself to a different hospital. He also received stab wounds and was initially desscribed as critical, though police say he is now in a serious but stable condition.

One woman and two other men were also taken to hospital, though their injuries are not serious.

Lewisham CID are investigating but there have been no arrests so far.

For much of Saturday Lewisham Road was was cordoned off between Blackheath Rise and Morden Hill.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111.