A woman has described the moment she and a group of friends were told they would be "f***ing shanked" after getting off a bus in Foots Cray.

Jamie Villers was on the 51 bus with her brother and his friend - both of whom are special needs - at around 3am on New Year's Day.

During the journey, a man started walking up the stairs and calling them names, telling them to "stop staring."

"I was just confused," Jamie told the News Shopper.

"When he came down the stairs to get off he started on my brother and started saying 'Oi who you staring at come and fight me big man' and I was like 'who are you talking to' and then he gestured to my brother.

"That's when I said he is autistic and can’t help it.

"He then proceeded to get off the bus (on Foots Cray High Street near Cray Road) and started shouting at us, saying 'come and fight me, I’m gonna f***ing shank you'."

Jamie said it was at this point he put his hands down the back of his trousers as if he was going to grab something.

The group then started to cross the road.

"My brother's friend was at the back and the man kicked him pretty hard in the back of the leg and started screaming, telling us to fight him and telling us he was gonna 'buss out his shank'," Jamie added.

"Then he got his phone out and put the flash on and started filming it, talking to the camera saying 'I’m gonna fight these seven on one' and then he kicked someone else we were with twice in the back of his legs and carried on shouting and following us toward our house.

"I was just trying to get my brother's friend, who actually stood up to the boy, away from the situation."

Jamie and the rest of the group then made it to their estate.

But the trouble wasn't over with yet.

"He proceeded to boot my brother in the back of the leg while he was going up the stairs, making him stumble slightly and shouted and walked away filming us," she said.

"My brother was a bit shaken up and confused and my brother's friend ended up staying at our place because my mum didn’t want him to go home on his own.

"In the morning he said he couldn’t sleep all night because he kept thinking about what happened."

She described the attacker as having a had a khaki green cap on, brown hair, and wearing black tracksuit trousers.

Jamie added that the man walked down towards Crittalls Corner after the attack.