TWO teenagers were locked away for throwing rocks during the attack on Mohammad Parvaiz.
But both will be freed under supervision within months after a court heard both had 'positives' in their lives.
Michael Beeby, 16, and Jason Harris, 17, were cleared of the murder of Mr Parvaiz at Golcar last summer.
But they were sentenced at Leeds Crown Court yesterday for violent disorder in connection with the attack at Field Head.
Sentencing Beeby and Harris trial judge Dame Heather Steel said: "It is no ordinary case of violent disorder. It is quite clear that each of you were on that night acting in accordance with a plan at least to damage the taxi and to terrify the driver and make him fear for his personal safety."
Harris, of Royles Head Lane, Longwood, had pleaded guilty to the offence at the trial, which ended last month.
He received an eight- month detention and training order.
Beeby, of Sigott Street, Longwood, received a 10-month detention and training order.
The judge told Beeby: "The jury rejected your evidence that you were not present and were not aware of the attack.
"You were present when the taxi was attacked and you threw a brick at the taxi, which is what you told your friends.
"You appear before this court as a man of good character and you come from a good home.
"You have received support from your family, particularly your uncle.
"There are many people who will go to great lengths to make sure you never appear before a court again.
"You have many positives in your make-up and when you have served your sentence you will be in a position to redeem yourself."
She told Harris she gave him credit for his guilty plea, adding: "You also come before the court as a young man of good character from a good home.
"There are positive features in your future."
Both Beeby and Harris remained impassive as they were sentenced.
They are expected to serve half their sentences in detention and the rest under supervision.