Rowdy tourists: UK media claims family known for 'copulating, defecating and urinating'

Overseas media have revealed the background of a group of rowdy tourists who caused havoc in New Zealand.

The group of at least 12 have been accused of not paying for meals, trashing hotel rooms and littering during their stay in Auckland and Hamilton.

Yesterday one member of the group, Tina Marie Cash, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft in the Hamilton District Court.

British tabloid The Sun found the site where Cash used to live in Leicestershire in the English Midlands.

A woman at the site said Cash had lived there up to about 18 months ago and had been a nice girl, but mixed in with the wrong people.

But others in the village said they were terrorised by people living at the site due to their anti-social behaviour.

"They copulate, defecate and urinate. It is never-ending," one resident said.

"We've had sheep chased and killed by their dogs, they've used our land to take drugs and farming equipment has been going missing."

Other residents in the village said the young children living at the site were difficult to manage due to their unruly behaviour.

"It's the kids - they have no fear," a resident said.

"They just do what they want to. They have no-one to answer to. If you try and say anything, you get a mouthful. People are scared."

A small child associated with the group found fame on social media on Sunday after video surfaced of him threatening to knock a woman's brains out after she confronted the group about their littering.