A PRESTWICK pensioner described being attacked by pupils from Prestwick Academy.

June McLean, 67, was walking along the town’s High Street with her husband on Friday, April 27 when they were targeted. 

It is understood that the behaviour was as a result of ‘muck-up day’. 

June explained: “I was walking past the bus stop on Prestwick’s High Street when I saw a group of teenagers coming out of the school.

“The next thing I knew, I was hit on the head and face with an egg and they had squirted water in my eyes with a water pistol. 

“My left eye is bad as it is haemorrhaged. They could have damaged my eyesight even further and I am going to speak to the doctor about this. 

“My husband was so angry and shouted ‘enough is enough’.

“But I told him not to get involved as you don’t know what else they could have in their pockets. There were eggs and flower dumped all over the pavement.

“My face was quite red but I did not call the police. I have seen the way some of these kids behave on a daily basis and i think it is disgraceful. 

“I am going to write a letter to the academy to voice my opinion even though I don’t think it will make a difference.

“I am told this was part of ‘muck-up’ day but they should keep it for the playground and not take it into the town.

“Because my eyes were so painful I was not able to go out to leave the house for a couple of days. 

“I will be avoiding walking through the town at lunchtime from now on. I have seen old ladies being pushed out of the way and watched some pupils walk out in front of cars expecting them to stop.

“A friend of mine, who is a nanny, told me that she got eggs thrown at her as well. She also saw a little girl, who was on her way to school, crying because they had thrown eggs, flower and chilli powder over her.

“I had no idea about ‘muck- up day’ until Friday. I do not want to spoil anyone’s fun, but I am 67-years-old and I don’t expect to be attacked on the High Street.”

A spokesperson for Prestwick  Academy said: “This behaviour is not reflective of the standards of Prestwick Academy, as we expect pupils to behave respectfully both inside and outside of school. 

“We will be working with campus police to ensure there is no repeat of this behaviour in the future.”