A MOTORIST suffered facial injuries when he was assaulted in his car by a pedestrian in Southampton.

The 20-year-old driver was at the Walton Road and Purcell Road junction in Sholing when a man approached and banged on his window.

The driver wound down the window of his blue Vauxhall Zafira and was hit in the face with an unknown implement.

He needed hospital treatment for his injuries.

Witnesses should contact Detective Constable David Wheeler on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*A 28-year-old man from Southampton arrested on suspicion of GBH and possession of cannabis and has been bailed pending further enquiries until Thursday, April 3.