Police withdraw charges after Raglan assault

BELINDA FEEK
Last updated 11:58 29/01/2014

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A 23-year-old woman who allegedly assaulted two tourists at Raglan has had all charges against her withdrawn by police.

Arohaina Jackson, of Whatawhata, was facing two charges of assault and one of injuring with intent to injure after the alleged assault on January 16 near the Raglan Kopua Holiday Park.

However, in the Hamilton District Court today police withdrew all three charges pending a "re-investigation" and said the charges could be re-laid.

Jackson was free to leave the court.

A Frenchwoman was allegedly punched in the jaw causing her to fall to the ground, and an Australian woman on the nose causing it to bleed.

Both tourists were taken to the Raglan Medical Centre for assessment with the Frenchwoman left dazed and bruised.

At the time, police said the two victims were not targeted because they were tourists, they just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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- Waikato

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