A teenager knifed near a church in a quiet residential street has been discharged from hospital.

The 19 year-old was stabbed in Castle Avenue, Highams Park, on July 9 at around 10:40pm.

It was initially thought he had been stabbed outside the Food and Wine off-licence in The Avenue as that is where police and emergency services were called to. 

The victim collapsed outside the off-licence and was helped into a car and taken to hospital by two friends where he remained in a critical condition for 24 hours.

Police confirmed today the victim was discharged from hospital on Monday.

The incident is being investigated by Trident, a Metropolitan Police gang unit, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.