Devon and Cornwall Police have charged four teenagers in connection with a serious assault on a homeless man in a car park in Truro earlier this year.
The assault is said to have taken place between 10pm and 10.15pm approximately at Moorfield Car Park in Truro, on Saturday, February 12.
Originally seven teenagers were arrested in connection with the assault.
Four teenage boys aged between 14 and 17 have now been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and are due before Truro Youth Court on Monday, August 15.
Two teenage girls have had their cases deferred for Youth Offending Service Intervention, while the seventh person originally arrested will have no further police action against them.
Detective Constable Adam Whitehall said: “Seven teenagers were arrested in connection with the assault that occurred in Moorfield Car Park on the evening of Saturday 12 February.
“Following discussions with the Crown Prosecution Service four teenage boys, aged between 14 and 17, have been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. They are due before Truro Youth Court on 15 August.
“Two teenage girls have had their cases deferred for Youth Offending Service intervention. The seventh person originally arrested will have no further policing action taken against them.”
DC Whitehall added: “Any suspect under the age of 18 cannot be identified by law. These rules are not solely for media organisations to adhere to, they also apply to members of the public and includes information posted via social media.
“We therefore remind the public that it is vital that they do not speculate on the identity of the suspects in this case.”