Tourists punched in head

Last updated 14:39 17/01/2014

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A woman has been charged with assault after an unprovoked attack on two female tourists near a Raglan campground on Thursday night.

A man and a woman, who were visiting friends at the Raglan Kopua Holiday Park, were told to leave after an argument broke out.

Senior Sergeant Gael Mockford said the woman was "extremely angry" on leaving the campground and when she came across the female tourists, from France and Australia, "she took her anger out on them".

The woman allegedly punched the French woman in the jaw causing her to fall to the ground, and punched the Australian woman in the nose causing it to bleed.

Both women were taken to the Raglan Medical Centre for assessment.

"The French tourist was dazed and has also received bruising," Mockford said.

"The doctor that saw her recommended that she shouldn't be flying in the near future."

Witnesses provided police with a detailed description of the alleged offender's vehicle, and a 23-year-old Whatawhata woman was arrested soon after.

She is charged with two counts of assault and is scheduled to appear in the Hamilton District Court on January 29.

Mockford said the two victims were not targeted because they were tourists, they just happened to be in the area when "a very angry female stormed past them".

The attack follows the alleged aggravated robbery of two German tourists, who were badly beaten with weapons while camping in Whakatane on Boxing Day.

Five teenagers, aged 14 to 18, have been arrested and charged over the incident. 

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