By Marcus Dysch, October 14, 2010
Two men have avoided jail after racially abusing yeshivah students during a drunken rampage.
Mark Padgett and Karl Bowman taunted the students at Gateshead Talmudical College and tried to provoke them into fighting in the street.
The pair had been drinking at a house party before the incident in May.
Padgett, 19, of Saltwell Road, Gateshead, caused more than £1,000 of damage to the yeshivah by battering the front door with a plank of wood. He also smashed a car windscreen.