Two White men have been charged with the murder of Bapishankar Kathirgamanathan, a 24-year-old Sri Lankan-born restaurant worker.
Kathirgamanathan had been walking home across a footbridge, on 22 April 2004, when he was assaulted in what police are regarding as a racially-motivated attack.
During the attack, Kathirgamanathan sustained severe head injuries and died two weeks later on 6 May. James Rossiter, 22, and Tony Pile, 18, both of Ashford have been charged with murder.
A second man who was with Kathirgamanathan managed to escape the attackers.