POLICE are investigating after a motorist of a stolen van drove onto playing fields last night.

The incident happened moments after a fight outside Tesco Express in Compton Square. 

Footage shared widely on social media shows the white vehicle driving at speed across the green on Roman Way.

A parent who witnessed the incident said it left her angry at the 'selfish' driver who could have knocked down pedestrians. 

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: "We were called just after 7pm reporting a fight involving a group of men outside Tesco Express in Compton Square.

"There were also reports of a white van being stolen which was driven across the playing fields.

"Officers attended. There were no reports of any injuries.

"The van was later recovered."

The spokesman added: "Investigations are ongoing at this time."