A group of young professionals who attacked a man on a train before celebrating with "high-fives" have been spared jail
Frederick Doe, 25, Michael Tebbutt, 24 and Samantha Vander, 25, subjected their fellow passenger to a "volley of punches and kicks" and repeatedly stamped on his head after he asked them to keep the noise down.
They were caught on cctv
as they laughed and "high-fived" each other after the attack.
Each defendant was handed a four-month suspended sentence and 300 hours' community service by St Albans Crown Court.
The court was told how they pounced on the 38-year-old man following an alcohol-fuelled evening in London.
Detective Sergeant Karina Ghersinich, of British Transport Police, said: "Doe and Tebbutt floored the man and then assaulted him with a volley of punches and kicks. Vander joined in and brutally stamped on the victim's head and body using the stiletto heels she was wearing - laughing as she did so."
The assault continued for several minutes before another passenger came to the victim's aid and separated the group. He was then helped off the train by passengers at Ware station, before being transferred to hospital for treatment.
He suffered injuries to his face and hands, bruising to his body and swelling to the back of his neck.
Doe, of Chapmore End, Ware, Tebbutt, of Sanville Gardens, Stanstead Abbotts and Vander, of Primrose Drive, Hertford, pleaded guilty to violent disorder and assault occasioning actual bodily Link