A young man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed repeatedly in the City in the early hours of the morning.

The 23-year-old victim was taken to hospital after suffering multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. The attack is reported to have taken place just after 3am on Leadenhall street near the Lloyds of London building.

Police said that four men have been arrested in connection with the attack in the heart of London's financial district.

Police closed the road from Aldgate to the A10 for most of Sunday.