A MOTHER has told of the terrifying moment when a man racially abused her family and tried to force his way into their home.

The 39-year-old woman, who did not want to be named, said she no longer feels safe in her home after the incident just before 3am on Sunday.

The mother-of-five was waving off family members from her house in Mancroft Terrace, Great Lever, when the man, thought to be of Korean descent, approached them.

The man, bleeding from his face, screamed abuse at her and banged on her front door.

She said: “My sister and brother-in-law were in the car on the drive when the man first came over. He was clearly very drunk and had blood coming from his nose. It looked like someone had bitten him.

“He was shouting at them and trying to get into the car. Then he chased their car as they drove off.”

The thug then made his way back to the house to force his way inside, demanding to use a phone and shouting racial slurs.

The woman said he used a derogatory term for Pakistani people, despite the family being of Indian descent.

The family cowered in the house and the woman’s 18-year-old daughter clung to the door handle to keep the abusive man out.

Her mother added: “It was so scary. Me and the kids were shouting at him that we were calling the police and, after about 20 minutes, he left.

"We are all still shaken and the kids are still afraid whenever someone knocks. Your home is the one place you should always feel safe but we don’t any more.”

The man is believed to be in his 30s, 5ft 7in tall, of large build with short black hair, and was wearing dark jeans and a dark jacket.

Det Sgt Pat Wood, from Bolton police, said: “I would ask anyone who may have seen a man with a similar description to phone police.”

Anyone with information can call 0161 8565619 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.