Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Six teenagers attacked fellow tram passengers 'like a pack of dogs' armed with sticks and poles but all walk free from court

Six teenagers who launched a violent and frenzied attack on passengers on a tram have walked free from court.

A judge said that the youths acted 'like a pack of dogs' when they cornered their victims, three young Afghan men, and beat them with sticks, poles, and socks filled with ballast in what was a mistaken revenge attack.

But despite the teenagers all pleading guilty to violent disorder after the attack, which was captured on the tram's CCTV, they were spared jail at Croydon Crown Court this week.