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Tourists recovering after attack

Tourists recovering after attack


The two women tourists who were injured in an incident at Franz Joseph on the West Coast yesterday afternoon are now in a stable condition in Grey Base Hospital.

The women were visited this morning by Tasman District Commander Superintendent Richard Chambers who updated them on what had occurred overnight.

"Naturally they are very relieved to know we have apprehended this man, however they are still extremely traumatised and upset after what they have been through which is entirely understandable."

He said, along with medical attention they were receiving, Police were providing as much support as possible, including Victim Support and liaising with families and embassies.

Police intend to formally interview the victims once their condition has improved.

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