Three teenagers and a Droylsden man are being charged with grievous bodily harm after a savage hammer attack on a 64-year-old.
Dominic Doyle, 18, Ryan Quinlan, 17, Karl Quinlan, 32, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons were charged with section 18 assault.
The elderly man was callously battered on Norfolk Avenue, Droylsden, on July 7 as the mob punched, kicked and stamped on him.
He was left with severe injuries to his face, head and torso and the gang are expected in Tameside Magistrates Court today.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police in Tameside on 0161 856 9262 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.