Police are on the hunt for a young man after a huge sword was recovered in Mitcham over the weekend.

On Saturday, officers from the Ravensbury area took to Twitter to share the news that they had recovered the weapon that had "recently" been hidden by youths.

They continued to add that the suspect made off through Glebe Court in Mitcham

They are now appealing for information to help find the suspect.

He is described as a white man and was wearing a grey hoody.

He also had gold or silver teeth and looked to be about 20 years of age.