Two teenage boys have been charged in connection to a series of attacks in which victims were pushed into the canal in the Wolverhampton area.
A total of six people, including two men in their 70s, are thought to have been shoved into the water.
During the attacks earlier this year the victims suffered injuries ranging from cracked ribs to a shattered kneecap.
The boys are due to appear at Wolverhampton Youth Court on 3 January.
West Midlands Police said a boy, 15, had been charged with theft, a public order offence and five counts of assault.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with assaulting two men.