A HOOK man was assaulted after he stopped his car to check on the welfare on another driver.

The 30-year-old victim was hospitalised after suffering an injury to his face.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened between 1.30am and 1.50am on Sunday, February 2, on the A33 at Sherfield-on-Loddon.

Detective Constable Ben Lee from Basingstoke police station said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident.

“I’d specifically like to speak to the occupants of a taxi and a dark coloured BMW which were overtaken by a black VW Polo shortly before passing Sherfield School.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Det Con Lee phoning 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.