23 Jan 2009

Man charged with attempted abduction of tourist

10:38 am on 23 January 2009

A man sought after a Australian tourist was assaulted in Nelson has given himself up.

Detective Aaron Kennaway says a man, 42, came into the Nelson police station on Friday morning and made a video statement about the incident.

The tourist, 24, says a man tried to drag her into bushes on Haven Road on Sunday, but ran away when a couple came to her assistance.

An unemployed man of no fixed abode has been charged with attempted abduction.