A MAN has been rushed to hospital after a fight broke out at a Tesco store near Southampton.

A Tesco Express was taped off following reports of an assault off last night.

Police and paramedics descended on the store in Nutshalling Close, Calmore on Tuesday.

According to a witness, the argument was sparked by a disagreement over a disabled parking bay.

The store was cordoned off with police officers carrying out enquiries in the area until at least 7.30pm.

A spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service said: "We received a 999 call at 5.09pm yesterday with the caller reporting a person had been assaulted outside the Tesco Express on Nutshalling Close in Calmore. We sent an ambulance to the incident and one adult male was taken to University Hospital Southampton for further treatment."

The Daily Echo has contacted Hampshire Constabulary for information and is awaiting comment.