A MUM has hit out at a group of Prestwick bus yobs who called her baby “a munter” and threw objects at elderly passengers.

Dawn Jackson, 27, was travelling on the number 2 bus into Prestwick last Wednesday when a group of unmasked pupils from Prestwick Academy got on the bus and started abusing other passengers.

The mum, who had her one-year-old tot with her at the time, told how they hurled paper at an elderly woman bringing on her to the “brink of tears”.

Dawn told the Advertiser: “They started scrunching up bits of paper and throwing it at her head. They didn’t even look back once.

“The fifth time they did it I asked them ‘can you stop doing that please’. I asked the driver to get them off the bus but he said there’s nothing he can do.

“The woman turned round after it all, she just shook her head she looked like was going to cry.

“They then started to shout abuse at my baby, they said she was ugly and called her a munter.”

Dawn has since been inundated with stories from other passengers of the Stagecoach service who are frightened to travel on the service.

She told the Advertiser: “People don’t go on that bus anymore. A lot of old woman are scared they get abuse. It’s happening every day. It’s a disgrace.”

“I was told that once I got off the bus they squirted juice at another elderly woman.”

Dawn added: “I’ve been told that one of them is going to kick my door in. I want something done about this.

“They didn’t even have masks on, they just have no regard for rules or respect for anyone. I can’t believe they would shout abuse at my daughter who is only one-year-old. “

A South Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We very much regret that young people have caused any distress. They have let down their parents and the school. The school and the campus police officer are working closely with the bus company to address the issues and ensure people can travel safely and not be disturbed by what is a very small minority of young people.”

Police Scotland said “Enquiries are ongoing.”

A spokesperson for Stagecoach West Scotland said: “We are aware of some poor behaviour by pupils on the number 2 service in Prestwick.

“Safety is our absolute priority and we are liaising closely with the campus Police Officer and Head Teacher from Prestwick Academy to identify the pupils involved.”