Youths who attacked taxis with rocks escape jail
Four teenagers who threw rocks at taxis, leaving a 77-year-old woman with a fractured skull, have been given rehabilitation orders.
They had been attacking taxis near Bristol Road, Birmingham, last May.
They were each given a one year youth rehabilitation order with curfews of between three and six months at Birmingham Youth Court on Friday.
District Judge Joanna Dickens told the four if they were adults they would have been jailed "for a lengthy period".
Five other taxis had been hit that same night, causing at least £1,600 in damage, the court heard.
At an earlier youth court hearing, a 17-year-old admitted wounding and was convicted of conspiracy to commit damage to taxis.
Two 16-year-olds and another youth, 15, were also convicted of wounding and conspiracy to damage taxis.
The court heard three of the youths' families were now being evicted from their homes as a result of their involvement.
03 Feb 2017