A cabbie was in on a plot that saw men stop her taxi and attack the passenger she was carrying.
Gary Morgan was being taken along River Street, Rhyl, when another car pulled in front of the cab he was in.
Two men jumped out and, armed with a knife and iron bar, dragged Mr Morgan from the taxi and began to beat him.
Mr Morgan managed to defend himself as blows were rained down on him.
Taxi driver Bonnie Ainslie had offered to take the injured man to hospital after the attack, but he insisted on using her phone to call 999.
During the course of the police investigation, detectives found there had been calls between her mobile and one belonging to one of the attackers in the hours leading up to the beating.
When she was interviewed by police, the 40-year-old single mum claimed she’d been asked by one of the gang to pick Mr Morgan up so they could attack him, but she’d refused.
However, she had gone a different route to the one Mr Morgan had originally asked for and hadn’t seem surprised when the other car suddenly pulled up, blocking her path.
She was found guilty last month of conspiracy to assault Mr Morgan and sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years at Mold Crown Court.
She was placed on rehabilitation and tagged for four months to remain indoors between 9pm and 7am.