A man was taken to hospital after he was attacked during an early-morning robbery at a petrol filling station in Hampshire.

Emergency services were called to the Esso service station at Stoney Cross in the New Forest at 4.23am on Tuesday June 4 following the raid.

A number of men entered the store and attacked a 42-year-old man before stealing cash and cigarettes.

Police said that the victim was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Anyone with information on the incident can call police on 101, quoting reference number 44190190979, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.