A 19-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stabbed on Wood Street in Kingston in the early hours of Saturday morning (February 29).

The Met Police confirmed he had been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

"Police were called at around 03:40hrs on Saturday, 29 February, to reports of an incident in Wood Street, Kingston.

"Officers attended and found a man suffering stab injuries. Officers administered first aid prior to the arrival of London Ambulance Service. The man, thought to be aged 19, was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

"Next of kin are aware," a spokesperson said.

The Met added that they had arrested two people in connection with the violent attack on suspicion of attempted murder.

"Two men – [A] aged 20 and [B] aged 18 – have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. [A] has been taken to hospital for treatment to injuries sustained during the incident; his condition is not thought to be serious – [B] remains in custody.

"A crime scene remains in place in Wood Street and officers will be on patrol in Kingston town centre throughout the day.

"Anyone with information or who has concerns is urged to speak to them or contact their local policing team," the Met spokesperson said.

In addition to the crime scene still in place on Wood Street after the stabbing, Kingston Police confirmed that a Section  60 had been authorised for certain wards around the centre of town. 

The imposition of a Section 60 order means that police have heightened powers to stop and search people in the area it applies to for a limited time. 

Councillor Jon Tolley was among those on Saturday who praised the emergency services for their response in the wake of the stabbing. 

If you can assist with the police investigation into what happened, call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1255/29Feb; alternatively to remain anonymous call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced.