A British family whose antics in New Zealand have made headlines around the world appear to have landed themselves in trouble yet again.
At least four of the tourists were spotted at Auckland Airport this morning, sparking reports that they were leaving the country.
But instead of boarding a flight, they sped off in car without giving any answers when they were approached by journalists.
The family vehicle was later spotted getting a parking ticket in a loading bay in Auckland’s CBD, the commercial district, the New Zealand Herald reports.
Video footage shows a parking officer slapping a ticket on the windscreen of a vehicle believed to belong to the infamous tourists.
The holidaymakers – thought to be from Liverpool – had been issued a deportation notice after being accused of a string of offences.
Although they had been told to the leave the country, they were said to have 28 days to depart.
Several of the family members have been named in media reports, including Barbara, Joe, and Eileen Doran.
The family, thought to number about 12, has made headlines globally for their alleged behaviour on holiday.
They have been accused of scamming restaurants to avoid paying, leaving rubbish on beaches, swearing at locals and rubbishing the apartment they were staying in.
Among the accusations leveled against the tourists are also causing chaos on a flight to New Zealand, threatening journalists and grabbing a reporter’s phone before deleting footage and walking through a drive-through section at a Burger King, prompting police to be called.
A boy in the group, thought to be eight years old, allegedly threatened to ‘knock the brains out’ of a local who challenged the family.
But they insist they have done nothing wrong.
In newspaper interviews, Joe Doran had given his name as John Johnson, and claimed his grandfather is the 10th richest man in England – prompting him to be nicknamed ‘Honest John’.
Another member of the group, 26-year-old Tina Cash, appeared in court on Wednesday last week charged with theft.
Barbara, 55, has claimed the family are being "tortured" after their antics attracted interest around the world, and thousands called for them to be deported.
She told Daily Mail Australia that she was left "very, very frightened".
As the family arrived in court previously for Ms Cash’s case, locals stood outside and heckled them.
A young boy was seen making an obscene gesture at a journalist, the New Zealand Herald reports.
Cash was ordered to pay NZ$55 in repartations.
A second woman distracted staff by buying cigarettes while Cash carried out the theft of a Red Bull can, a court report by Stuff states.
On January 3, she returned with her children and stole the sunglasses and rope, the court heard.
Four members of the family were issued with deportation notices early last week after causing a commotion at a Burger King.
But the family have some 28 days to file an appeal.
The tourists have been described as "a**holes" and "trash" by the Mayor of Auckland.
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