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'It got out of hand', says bus row mum

Post creates Facebook storm

A Douglas mum at the centre of an online row over bus fare says she didn't anticipate the reaction she received.

Suzanne Parker's gripe over the treatment of her son by a bus driver received more than 700 comments on Facebook before it was deleted on Sunday.

Many were critical of the driver - who gave 12-year-old Jackson an 'IOU' slip for change from a £10 note - with some branding him a 'jobsworth'.

Others blamed Ms Parker for not ensuring her son had the correct change for his 70p fare.

She says the post demonstrated how powerful social media can be:

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