Three tourists have been attacked in a brutal assault in Nelson.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated robbery early this morning.
At about 1.50, up to six people attacked three tourists in an alleyway leading from Bridge Street to Montgomery Square carpark.
Detective Sergeant Lex Bruning says personal items were taken and one of the men suffered a broken nose and fractured jaw.
He asks that anyone who saw the incident or the group to contact police or Crimestoppers.