Witnesses sought after racially aggravated woodland assault near Stroud

WITNESSES are sought after a man allegedly attempted to run over a man and then smashed his car windscreen in a racially aggravated assault near Stroud yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred at Penn Wood near Selsley at 3pm, when a family group were looking for a place to park ahead of a woodland walk.

They were driving along the 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 a man who was driving behind them.

One of the family members 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 family walk.

“When we returned to our cars 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, unusual colour (yellow/green/gold).

“This man is a danger to people and should be held accountable for his actions.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, with the reference GC-20200725-0303.

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