A teenager is recovering in hospital after being stabbed late last night.

Police were called at 10pm on April 23 to reports of a stabbing in Morden Road, Mitcham.

Officers and the London Ambulance attended and found a 17-year-old boy suffering from stab injuries.

He has been taken to hospital and his condition is non-life threatening.

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As a result, a section 60 has been put in place by Merton police allowing them to stop and search anyone in the following areas: Lavender Fields, Cricket Green, Graveney, Figges Marsh, Longthornton, Pollards Hill, Abbey, Merton Park, St Helier and Ravensbury.

It will be in place until 11:30am today.

There have been no arrests made and enquiries ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD8215/23APR, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.