A pedestrian has to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by a car after a road rage incident.

The incident between a pedestrian and a white van took place near to Barchester Moreton Hill Care Centre in Standish at around 11.25am on Sunday (11 August).

It's believed that the driver of a white van approached the pedestrian at speed which caused the pedestrian to shout at him to slow down.

The van stopped and then reversed towards the victim at speed resulting in jumping out of the way to avoid being hit. The van’s wing mirror hit the man causing bruising before the driver left at speed.

Officers in Stroud are now appealing for witnesses.

If you were in the area at the time or witnessed this taking place call 101 quoting incident 173 of August 11.