A takeaway delivery driver had his jaw broken by an assailant while making a delivery in Velmore.
The 37 year-old victim had stopped in Devon Drive on Saturday at around 3.45 am when a light blue coloured car pulled up behind him.
The driver of the car demanded cash from the victim and assaulted him before driving off empty-handed in the direction of the M3 motorway northbound.
The victim has since undergone an operation for a fractured jaw at Southampton General Hospital.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw anyone suspicious in the area around the time of the incident or has any information about the crime to get in touch with D.C Robert Cross at the Western Investigation Team based at Southampton on 101.
Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.