Sentence follows racial attack
A Good Samaritan was kicked and punched to the ground by three ‘‘drunken, arrogant and violent men’’ in a racially-fuelled attack at Puzzling World, in Wanaka.
Teenagers Taylor William Meikle, 18, and Sheridan Christopher Foot, of Dunedin, appeared for sentencing before Judge Kevin Phillips in the Dunedin District Court last week.
The pair were involved in an attack on an Australian tourist, who was holidaying in New Zealand with his wife and three young children.
A third person has pleaded not-guilty over the incident.
The Dunedin trio had attended a car show on the weekend of January 20, on the afternoon of the assault.
It started with Meikle hurling abuse at an Indian man and his 5-year-old daughter and ended with the pair punching and hitting an Australian man who came to help.
The man’s wife and child tried to intervene but Meikle pulled the woman back.
Foot’s sentencing was delayed in order for him to find a suitable home detention address.
Meikle had pleaded guilty to injuring with intent, threatening language and assault and was sentenced to eight months’ home detention and 200 community service hours.
An artist’s impression of the Wanaka watersports building.