A young man was stabbed in the chest in an unprovoked Croydon attack by a masked stranger last month.

Police were called to Trafalgar Way at 6.47pm on Friday, February 5, where they found in a man in his 20s suffering a stab injury.

He was taken to a south London hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

The suspect is described as a tall white man, of medium build, aged in his mid-to-late 20s, and wearing a distinctive black and white horizontal striped facemask.

He was described as wearing dark coloured clothing and having light coloured hair.

The suspect also stole the victim’s phone during the attack.

No arrest has been made, as enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Sheree Yates, from the Met’s South Area CID, said: “This was an unprovoked and violent attack on a young man. The person responsible is clearly a dangerous individual who needs to be held accountable for their actions that evening.

“We are seeking the help of the public in appealing for witnesses or anyone with access to local CCTV footage to please get in contact with us.

“Were you in the area that evening and remember seeing something suspicious? If so, please get in contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to tweet @MetCC or call 101, quoting CAD 6532/05FEB21. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.