An 18-year-old was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed at a south east London shopping centre. 

Police were called to Surrey Quays Shopping Centre at 12.15pm today, following reports of an assault. 

The victim was found suffering stab injuries and taken by ambulance to a major trauma centre in east London. 

A crime scene remains in place. At this stage, no arrests have been made. 

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 12.18pm today to reports of a stabbing in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.

“We dispatched two ambulance crews, a medic in a car, and an incident response officer, with the first of our medics arriving within six minutes. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 2781/16Oct.