A WOMAN has spoken of her terror after being threatened with rape by a stranger who forced his way into her car.

Kirsty Bowden, 20, who lives in Bournemouth, was driving on her own close to Dudsbury Golf Course on Christchurch Road, Ferndown, when a man stepped out of the bushes and forced her to stop the car.

He got into the car through the passenger-side door and threatened to seriously sexually assault her.

Kirsty has been too frightened to drive since.

She said: “I just froze for a bit – I was thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’. He grabbed my hand and held it really tight against the gearstick. He said, ‘I have got a knife in my pocket and if you don’t do what I say I’m going to rape you’.”

She said she screamed at him to get out of her car, and he got out before running in the direction of Hobbycraft.

“I think he must have been on drugs,” she said.

“He just stepped out in front of my car, and I had to brake hard so that I didn’t hit him.

“He was really drunk – I could smell the alcohol on him. It was absolutely horrible.”

Police have issued an e-fit of the offender, who is described as white, with a pale complexion.

He is around 50 years old, of medium build, and 5ft 8ins tall.

He has short dark hair and a moustache, and was wearing a long-sleeved army fleece with a three-quarter zip and black woolly gloves. To speak to police about this incident, call 101 and quote incident number 29:492.