Rowdy tourists' car vandalised after being ditched following Auckland crash

A car allegedly belonging to the rowdy tourists has been vandalised after they ditched it following a crash in Mangere, Auckland.

A photo of what appears to be the group's car was sent to Newshub, showing two tags scrawled across the rear.

One tag is unreadable but above it reads the word "pikey", a slang term for travellers often considered to be a slur.

Rowdy tourists' car vandalised after being ditched following Auckland crash
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The family reportedly abandoned the grey Honda Odyssey on Thomas Rd after crashing at around midday on Thursday, hitting the curb at the intersection of Massey Rd.

A member of the family, who said his name was James, told Newshub they crashed after a member of the public yelled and made threats towards the group - insults which "scared and distracted" the driver.

James said his family was being treated like animals and that there were children in the vehicle, although none were hurt.

Photos taken by NZME soon after the crash show the vehicle with two flat tyres and a blown passenger airbag. 

The UK family, who have caused havoc up and down the North Island during their visit to New Zealand, were seen getting into a grey Odyssey outside Hamilton District Court earlier this month, after one member of the family pleaded guilty to theft.

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