A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 50s was stabbed to death in Catford.

Police were called to a house in Ringstead Road in the early hours of the morning to reports of a man with stab wounds.

The victim was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly before 5.30am.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Police were called on Saturday, 18 August at 04:00 hours to a report of a stabbing at an address in Ringstead Road, SE6.

"Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found a man, believed to be in his 50s suffering from stab injuries.

"He was taken to a south London hospital where his died at 05:28 hours.

"His next of kin have not been informed.

"Formal identification awaits and a post mortem examination will be held in due course.

"The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

"No arrests at this stage.

"Enquiries are ongoing."