The victim of a stabbing in Mottingham has still not been traced by police.

On Monday (April 9) emergency services arrived to Horley Road just after 5.30pm after reports of a stabbing.

One woman, who did not want to be named, spoke about finding the victim suffering a hand gash.

She told News Shopper: "I don't smoke in the house so I went for a fag in the front garden.

"I heard this boy moaning and saw he was lying on the grass at the green. He told me he had been stabbed by two boys."

The woman called the police and ambulance services after the boy, who told her he was 18, asked her to do so.

She added: "He had a foot print on his face and a stab wound on his hand. It was a gash, quite big, and was bleeding a lot.

"When the police came he just got up and left. The police pulled up as he was walking around the corner."

The Mottingham resident believes she missed the assault by seconds. She was with the teenager, who she did not recognise, for around ten minutes.

The victim later told the woman he did not know the attackers, despite saying the opposite thing minutes earlier.

Although living in the area for over 20 years - she said she has "never seen anything like this before".

She added: "It is a bit of a concern now that something like this has happened on our doorstep."

The Metropolitan Police had still not traced the victim at the time of publishing.