These were the horrifying scenes as a couple were battered unconscious in front of their terrified young children.
Jack Lomas, from North Reddish, Stockport, was given a 34-week jail sentence suspended for twelve months after admitting two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He punched parents Gavin and Suzanne Webb on Buxton High Street in Derbyshire on February 24, leaving them bloodied and bruised.
Police described it as a “vicious, unprovoked assault”.
CCTV played in court shows Lomas launching a powerful blow at Mrs Webb which leaves her out cold on the pavement.
Mr Webb gets up from the floor to confront him a second time and is again punched to the ground.
Magistrates said Lomas must also carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 in compensation to Mr Webb and £2270 to Mrs Webb as well as court costs of £200.
Speaking after the hearing, Mr Webb told the Manchester Evening News the incident was sparked after his wife complained about a woman swearing in front of her children in a pub.
“My Mrs decided to take the kids out of there,” he said.
“Lomas ran up to me and said ‘how are you?’ like he was my friend.”
“He got right up close then just smacked me out and my wife, he even squared up to my 12-year-old lad.”
Mrs Webb was knocked unconscious and suffered broken teeth while Mr Webb suffered cuts and bruises.
In a victim impact statement, Mrs Webb said the attack “makes me feel sick when I think about it.”
“For the first four weeks after our attack we all stayed with my parents because we just didn’t want to go home or be together as a family in our own home, because my children were scared to death and so was I about him coming around,” she added.
“It made us all feel very vulnerable and worried, we just wanted to be with people who loved us and to try and take our minds off this living nightmare we were going through.
“We’ve found it very hard to get back to our normal, happy lives and we’re still struggling till this day.”