Detectives have launched an investigation following the attempted murder of a man in Forest Hill, London.
Police Officers responded to an emergency call from the London Ambulance Service on Wednesday August 20th following reports of a man who had been assaulted on Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, SE23.
A 44-year-old man was walking home at 2120 hours when he was brutally attacked in a stabbing incident which has left him fighting for his life.
He was approached from behind and stabbed multiple times, the victim fell to the ground and the suspects left the scene.
London Ambulance Service has confirmed the victim was taken to a south London hospital with eight stab wounds, remaining in a critical but stable condition.
Officials have confirmed that the injuries he suffered are deemed to be life changing.
Police have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, the arrested man who is known to the victim today remains in police custody for questioning.
Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Lewisham CID on 101 or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.