Five men have been arrested after a 22-year-old man was stabbed in the head and back in a Lewisham street brawl. 

Police were called to a fight, which broke out outside Tesco Express in Lewisham High Street at the junction with Longbridge Way, at around 3.30am on Saturday (December 5).

The stab victim was taken to a south London hospital where he remains but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

A second man, who was also taken to hospital with minor injuries, was arrested on suspicion of GBH, along with four others, all aged in their 20s, who were traced to nearby roads.

All five are currently in custody at a south London police station.

Lewisham High Street and Longbridge Way were cordoned off for several hours as police investigated the incident.

Lewisham officers tweeted: “Following a disturbance in the street, two males have been taken to hospital, one with stab wounds. PL CID and SOCO are at scene.

“BIG thank you to @LAS_JRU and @MPSSpecials for their assistance with this tonight. One male currently in custody in connection with this.”

A Met Police spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing.

Police initially said the stab victim was aged 28.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call Lewisham CID via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via