AN ANGRY motorist hurled racist abuse before driving his car at a pedestrian in a terrifying road rage incident on Saturday.
The driver then returned to the scene at Penn Wood near Selsley and smashed a car windscreen.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
The motorist became angry while following a family group who were looking for a place to park ahead of a woodland walk.
They were driving along the B4066 between Selsley Common and Woodchester Park and as they pulled into a lay-by for the woods, the family became involved in an altercation with the driver. 
One of the family members, a woman, said: “He was very abusive. He then shouted racist abuse at my brother-in-law, made an attempt to run him over and then sped off in the direction of Uley.”
Although shaken up by the incident, the group decided to park and carry on with their walk. 
“When we returned to our cars we noticed that my sister and brother- in-law’s windscreen had been smashed,” she said. 
“This man was horrendously abusive, racist and very threatening and then clearly chose to turn back around afterwards to damage the car. 
“Without evidence the police can’t do anything, so I’m just wondering if anyone who drove past at the time could come forward. 
“Unfortunately as we were all so shocked we didn’t get the number plate but it was an older car and an unusual colour, yellow, green or gold. 
“This man is a danger to people and should be held accountable for his actions.” 
A spokesman for Gloucestershire police said: “We received a report that a man was subjected to racial abuse near Stroud on Saturday shortly after 4pm. It is understood there had been a disagreement with another man close to Penn Wood.”
Call Gloucestershire police on 101 quoting incident 303 of Saturday, July 25.