The mother of an autistic boy who she says was punched ten times and given concussion during an attack on a bus has appealed for more to be done.

Ajay Childs, who is in year ten at Bexleyheath Academy, was beaten on a bus coming home from school on May 8.

Kelly, Ajay’s mother, said the two attackers hit him ten times, breaking his thumb and giving him whiplash and concussion.

The attack lasted for just over a minute, before Ajay got off the bus bleeding, distressed and lost.

Kelly, told News Shopper: “He got off the bus not knowing where he was. His dad had to go and find him, he was so angry and confused.”

Kelly said it had taken months of practice for Ajay to ride buses on his own and now his confidence is shaken.

She said: “He is completely withdrawn. He is never going to get on a bus again, he has lost his independence.

“I don’t think it was a coincidence they chose the only autistic boy on the bus to attack.”

The incident has been reported to the police and to Bexleyheath Academy.

Ajay, who has four siblings, has recently gone back to school but Kelly has called for more to be done to stop this kind of thing happening again.

“The school have been brilliant and said they will do whatever Ajay needs but this shouldn’t have happened.

“Someone should have been on board the bus, someone should have done something.

“We have been trying to get him to use public transport since Year 6, four and half years. I hope this never happens again and he will be able to take that step again.”

Kelly is appealing for anybody who saw the incident on the 401 bus to come forward so she can pass the information on to police.