A 19-year-old man is in a serious condition after being stabbed to the chest in Lewisham last night.

Emergency services were called to Elverson Road by Brookmill Park just before 10.15pm.

Police said the victim was reportedly "attacked by a group of males".

After being stabbed the teenager ran to safety before the emergency services were called.

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A police spokesman said: "The victim is in hospital in a serious condition with a stab wound to the chest.

"There have been no arrests at this early stage. A police cordon remains in place while initial enquiries are carried out.

"Anyone who was in the area at the time, or who believes they may have information about the suspects is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD 7882/11MAR."