Policeofficers are being drafted on to Merseyside school buses to stop Muslim pupils being racially abused.

The problems centre around verbal attacks on hijab- wearing girls at West Derby's Holly Lodge Girls' College. Last night, bus drivers who are accused of refusing to stop for the veil-wearing Muslim pupils in order to avoid trouble were also branded "racist".

The Daily Post can reveal police officers will now board the buses to protect the school girls from the "racist" taunts of other passengers.

A probe was launched after concerned female members of Liverpool's Muslim community highlighted the abuse of pupils travelling to Holly Lodge to police.

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