French tourists assaulted on a beach in New Zealand

Posted on October 20, 2013 • Filed under: New Zealand, Tourists Attacked, Tourists Injured

According to, police are still searching for a second assailant following an assault on two French tourists in Napier. Police say the French couple, a 22-year-old man and woman, were attacked in their campervan in the Whakarire Ave carpark at the end of Westshore Beach in Napier about 10.45pm on Saturday. They were approached by a man and a woman who asked for a cigarette lighter. The male victim received injuries to his face and eye after he was pistol-whipped. A baseball bat was also carried by the couple’s attackers, police said. Read article

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