Three men have been charged following an incident at a Walsall bar in November 2011 during which a 20-year-old man was assaulted.
The men aged 27, 18 and 24 were charged with common assault on yesterday (1 February) bailed to appear at Walsall Magistrates Court on Monday 13 February.
A fourth man, aged 17, has also been charged with public order offences.
Police are still interested in speaking to a fifth man in connection with the incident. He is described as a white male, with short brown hair, of slim build and was wearing a distinctive union jack long sleeved jumper.
The incident happened on Saturday 26 November at around 2.30am at the Lion Bar on Birchills Street, Walsall.
Homophobic comments were made to the 20 year-old male victim who was also punched several times and kicked as he lay on the ground.
PC Richard Jackson, from Bloxwich police station, said: “We would like to thank the local community for coming forward with vital information.
“We are still interested in speaking to a fifth man who may be able to help us with our investigations.
“We are determined to complete our investigations and would urge anyone who can help with any further information to call me by dialling 101 or by contacting us anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Anyone who has any information about the assault should call PC Richard Jackson from the Leamore neighbourhood team on the new non-emergency police telephone number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.