A man has been arrested after allegedly carjacking an SUV, assaulting its owner and leading police on a chase through the southern suburbs last night.

The victim was sitting in his car in the car park of Hungry Jack’s on Commercial Road in Seaford at around 9pm last night when he was approached, assaulted and had his car stolen.

Police were then led on a chase throughout the southern suburbs, with police helicopter tracking the car to Christie Downs were the car was spiked.

The car eventually pulled into the car park of Noarlunga Hospital where the suspect was arrested.