7 Jan 2010

Three teens arrested over assault of tourists

4:29 pm on 7 January 2010

Police say three teenage males have assaulted two American tourists in Rotorua.

The tourists, both in their early 20s, had some of their belongings stolen and were left scratched and bruised, but otherwise uninjured.

A 14-year-old and an 18-year-old have been charged and appeared in Rotorua's Youth Court on Wednesday.

A 17-year-old has also been arrested and was due to appear in court on Thursday.