A gang of Somalian women who repeatedly kicked a young woman in the head walked free from court after a judge heard they were "not used to being drunk" because they were Muslim.
She said: "I had gone for a drink after work and then I met my boyfriend for a couple more before heading home.
"We didn't want to stay out too late so we went to get a taxi and all of a sudden I heard these women shouting abuse at me.
"We were just minding our own business but they kept shouting 'white bitch' and 'white slag' at me.
"When I turned around one of them grabbed my hair - she literally wrapped her fingers in my hair - then threw me on the ground. That's when they started kicking me.
"They were taking turns to kick me in the head and back over and over. I was lying on the ground the whole time, crying and screaming. It was terrifying. I thought they were going to kill me.
"Eventually the police came but it felt like ages. Afterwards I was covered in blood and hair. I had a bald patch on my head where they had yanked my hair out and I was black and blue all over.
"I honestly think they attacked me just because I was white. I can't think of any other reason."
She suffered bruises and grazes to her head, back, legs and arms, and had clumps of hair pulled out.
Seventeen months on from the attack, which happened in Leicester city centre, she is still undergoing counselling and suffers from panic attacks and flashbacks.
She attended Leicester Crown Court for the sentencing of her attackers.
The women all admitted actual bodily harm and received suspended sentences.
Miss Page claimed that not jailing the women sent out the wrong message about street violence.
CCTV footage of the assault, which happened on June 18 last year, was shown in court.
Sentencing, Judge Robert Brown said: "This was ugly and reflects very badly on all four of you. Those who knock someone to the floor and kick them in the head can expect to go inside, but I'm going to suspend the sentence."
He said he accepted the women may have felt they were the victims of unreasonable force from Miss Page's partner Lewis Moore, 23, who tried desperately to defend her from the attack.
During the hearing, James Bide-Thomas, prosecuting, said Ambaro Maxamed, who started the violence, had called Miss Page a "white bitch" during the incident.
However, the women, who are all Somalian Muslims, were not charged with racial aggravation.
Nur, who joined in the attack after initially acting as a peacemaker, said it was in fact the victim's partner who had been racially abusive, but Mr Bide-Thomas said that was not accepted by the prosecution.
Gary Short, defending Ambaro Maxamed, said the attack was down to alcohol.
He said: "Although Miss Page's partner used violence, it doesn't justify their behaviour.
"They're Somalian Muslims and alcohol or drugs isn't something they're used to."
As well as the suspended sentence, Hibo Maxamed, who needs dialysis three times a week for a kidney complaint, received a four-month curfew between 9pm and 6am.
The others were ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.