Police are currently investigating a stabbing and theft of cars in Clayton South overnight.

Police were called to an Osbourne Avenue warehouse following reports a 43-year-old man had been assaulted around 2:50am.

It has been reported that three unknown men attacked him as he stole a Volkswagen Passat. It is believed two other vehicles had been stolen from the premises.

Around the same time, a 38-year-old man from Clayton South arrived at Clayton Hospital with non-life threatening stab wounds. Both men are being treated in hospital.

Police say the incidents are linked.