DRUNKEN "loutish hooligans" who kicked a taxi driver to the ground, broke his ankle and destroyed his car in a horrifying racist attack skipped jail because of their age.

Rhianne Cameron and her then 17-year-old accomplice, who cannot be named for legal reasons, ordered a taxi from Wokingham Station after a night of drinking.

They met up with a group at the station and decided they would share a cab, but the driver was only licensed to take four passengers.

One of the girls decided she would sit in the footwell of the car, but things came to a head when the driver stopped and demanded one person got out.

Cameron then began hurling racist abuse at the driver, Mohammed Argoubi, before he was pinned to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked, suffering a fractured ankle in the process.

When the frightened victim began hobbling away following the shocking attack on April 18T last year, the two girls then caused around "£6,000" of damage to his car.

Prosecuting at Reading Crown Court, Rebecca Fairbairn said: "Cameron was shouting 'you f***ing Polish you f***ing Paki what are you doing here.'

"She then punched him in his left cheek bone.

"He said he saw white lights and felt immense pain.

"He tried to push them away.

"As he was resisting [the attack] he felt his left leg twist the wrong way underneath him. He described the pain as indescribable, he was screaming in agony but they continued kicking him."

Mr Argoubi eventually got free from his attackers, who then turned their attention to his vehicle, ripping the steering column and kicking off the wing mirrors.

He was later taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, when it was discovered he had suffered a fractured ankle in the violent brawl.

Cameron, aged 19 and of Reynards Close, Winnersh, admitted racially aggravated actual bodily harm (ABH) and racially aggravated criminal damage. Her accomplice admitted ABH and criminal damage.

However, Judge Angela Morris decided not to send them into immediate custody.

The judge said: "This is no laughing matter.

"The victim in this case was doing nothing more than his job.

"You (Cameron) then took it upon yourself to behave like what I can only describe as a most disgusting fashion.

"Your conduct was nothing less than utterly shameful. It was drunken loutish behaviour by both of you.

"It is only your age at the time which has compelled me to suspend the sentence."

Cameron was slapped with a two year jail sentence, suspended for two years. Her accomplice was given a youth rehabilitation order and both were told to do unpaid work.

William Rose, defending Cameron, said his client was deeply remorseful for her actions, adding: "She says she doesn't want to be known as a racist.

"She apologises to the victim for her atrocious behaviour."