Officers from Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witnesses after a police car was rammed at a petrol station during a pursuit near Stroud on the evening of Monday 7 February.

Roads policing officers who were patrolling in Nailsworth at around 9.10pm spotted a previously stolen car, a silver Mercedes Benz E-Class, which was pulling into a petrol station.

Officers parked up in an attempt to block the exit to the petrol station when the driver of the stolen car rammed into the front of their vehicle. The officers got out of their car in a bid to detain the men, but the driver reversed the car back and left in the direction of Nailsworth town centre.

The car was later found abandoned on Brewery Lane.

Enquiries are under way to identify and locate the men who were in the car. Officers are asking anyone who was in the area at the time or has information to get in contact.

The occupants of the car were described as being two men of larger builds, one of them was wearing a beanie with a distinctive white stripe and badge with an Adidas style lightweight waterproof jacket.

Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident 461 of 7 February: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by phoning on 101.