A man is recovering in hospital after being assaulted in Forest Hill earlier this afternoon.

Despite reports on social media claiming the victim was stabbed, the met police say there is no information to suggest this.

A cordon remains in place in Wastdale Road and police were called to the incident just after 3pm.

"He has a number of injuries," a police spokesman said. "His condition is not thought to be life threatening."

No arrests have been made.

READ MORE: Year 11 Forest Hill School student stabbed in Dartmouth Road

Just one week ago a 15-year-old schoolboy was stabbed in Dartmouth Road in Forest Hill in broad daylight.

The year 11 Forest Hill School pupil is believed to be on the mend after initially being in a critical condition.

Police also arrested a teenager, 15, on suspicion of murder.