AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man was allegedly chased by machete-wielding motorists.

The incident happened between 5am and 5.30am on Monday at Woolston Service Station, Portsmouth Road, Southampton.

Police believe a man, caught on CCTV, was in an altercation with a group of men in a car who were reportedly chasing him with weapons.

The weapons have been described as machetes.

The car they were in has been described as white Ford Kuga.

No one was reported as injured.

Police have now released the CCTV image of the man they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.

A police spokesperson said: "We are carrying out a number of enquiries in relation to this incident, but do you know the man pictured in this CCTV image? Furthermore, is this you?

"We are trying to ascertain the exact circumstances what happened and would therefore ask anyone with information about who was involved to get in contact with us.

"Call 101 and quoting 44210037867."