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Traveller family which caused havoc in New Zealand lands in UK moaning about ‘holiday from hell’

The notorious gipsy family who caused havoc in New Zealand landed back in the UK this morning and moaned they had had a ‘holiday from hell.’

The Doran clan touched down at Heathrow Terminal 3 at 6:40am and tried to hide their faces in the arrivals hall before downing cans of Red Bull.

Patriarch Larry told Mail Online: ‘We’ve been tortured, we’ve been condemned.

The Doran family arrive at Heathrow today. Pictured is Joe Doran with several luggage cases

‘We’ve done nothing wrong. It’s been the holiday from hell.’

He added: ‘I’ve paid for this holiday for me and my wife and we got blamed for things.

‘It’s lies, they’ve condemned us. We’ve been hiding in the mountains for two days.

‘We wanted to see the Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, didn’t get to see that.

Larry (pictured) told a photographer: 'I'll break your bones. I'll break your camera'

Larry (pictured) told a photographer: ‘I’ll break your bones. I’ll break your camera’

Patriarch Larry told Mail Online: 'We've been tortured, we've been condemned'

Patriarch Larry told Mail Online: ‘We’ve been tortured, we’ve been condemned’

Larry, Joe and Eileen were joined by Joe's mum Barbara, a young child and an older girl

Larry, Joe and Eileen were joined by Joe’s mum Barbara, a young child and an older girl

‘We couldn’t go no where. You couldn’t call it a holiday the way we were treated.

‘We going to the Citizens Advice people and the Human Rights people.’

The family said they flew to New Zealand on January 10 for their holiday, landing on January 11.

'We going to the Citizens Advice people and the Human Rights people,' said Larry (pictured)

‘We going to the Citizens Advice people and the Human Rights people,’ said Larry (pictured)

'You couldn't call it a holiday the way we were treated,' Joe added. The family pictured today at Heathrow 

‘You couldn’t call it a holiday the way we were treated,’ Joe added. The family pictured today at Heathrow 

Joe pictured arriving at Heathrow. The family were subject to media scrutiny in New Zealand 

Joe pictured arriving at Heathrow. The family were subject to media scrutiny in New Zealand 

One of the accused family members, who named himself as John Johnson, posing for a photo while on holiday

They received dozens of complaints from locals and businesses across New Zealand after arriving on January 11 – pictured is Joe

Picture taken at the motel near the airport in Auckland where the Doran clan were staying

Picture taken at the motel near the airport in Auckland where the Doran clan were staying

They claim this was after a lot of the offences they are accused of took place.

Joe Doran – nicknamed Honest John – sporting a new blond hair cut, said: ‘It’s a very bad time to speak to me.

‘We got blamed for everyone else’s doings. We are getting blamed for all different travellers’ problems.

‘We didn’t know them. I had to dye my hair.’

The Dorans said they got accused of leaving rubbish on a beach which wasn’t theirs.

They claim from then on everyone had it in for them.

Larry added: ‘People tried to ram us off the road, I crashed the car back there.

One of the members of the group was seen ushering the child away as he threatened Ms Curnow

The child allegedly said he was going to 'knock the brains out' of a woman

One of the members of the group was seen ushering a child away as he threatened local woman Krista Curnow, saying he was going to ‘knock your brains out’ after an incident in NZ

The pair were seen around Auckland Airport in New Zealand before they left for the UK

The pair were seen around Auckland Airport in New Zealand before they left for the UK

The pair were seen around Auckland Airport in New Zealand before they left for the UK

The man in the black Hugo Boss t-shirt appears to be Joe Doran with his wife Eileen 

The man in the black Hugo Boss t-shirt appears to be Joe Doran with his wife Eileen 

Joe Doran – nicknamed Honest John – sporting a new blond hair cut, said: 'It's a very bad time to speak to me,' yesterday  

Joe Doran – nicknamed Honest John – sporting a new blond hair cut, said: ‘It’s a very bad time to speak to me,’ yesterday  

‘We were on the beach that day and they’ve let this go.

‘We landed on the 11th in New Zealand, all this happened before we got there and that’s it.

Joe’s wife Eileen added ‘We were on the beach. A boy got assaulted and we went.

‘But that rubbish was not ours. It was not our rubbish.

‘But we were the last ones off the beach. I don’t know why they had it in for us.’

The Dorans tried to cover their faces as they got in a taxi after an hour long wait.

Larry, Joe and Eileen were joined by Joe’s mum Barbara, a young child and an older girl.

Footage showed a young boy, wearing a wide-brimmed Bunnings Warehouse hat, approach Ms Curnow, telling her: 'I'll knock your brains out'

Staff at the fast food chain said they were causing a nuisance and complaining by asking for free food, while the children were banging coins on machines

Footage showed a young boy, wearing a wide-brimmed Bunnings Warehouse hat, approaching a woman, telling her: ‘I’ll knock your brains out’, after she videoed them littering a beach

Witness Krista Curnow said the group of about 12 tourists, who spoke with an Irish accent, turned violent when she asked them to clean their mess as they left the beach

Witness Krista Curnow said the group of about 12 tourists, who spoke with an Irish accent, turned violent when she asked them to clean their mess as they left the beach

Larry told a photographer: ‘I’ll break your bones. I’ll break your camera.’

The tourists, believed to be from Liverpool, faced claims they trashed a beach, left a cafe without paying, damaged their apartment and allegedly stole a journalist’s phone.  

A young boy in the group also threatened to ‘knock the brains out’ of a woman who had filmed them littering on a picturesque Auckland beach while the family have also been accused of putting ants and hair in restaurant meals to avoid paying the bill.

A 26-year-old woman connected with the rowdy tourists was arrested and charged with theft in Hamilton, where she is due in court earlier this month. 

The group of around 12 included brothers John and David Johnson, their partners, children, and mother, Eileen Doran, of Liverpool.

They said they are a ‘respectable’ family who were ‘here to see the Hobbits’ – but their plans have been ‘f***** up’ by the accusations against them. 

Their stint of mayhem across New Zealand led to the group being labelled ‘a*******’ and ‘trash’ by the mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff. A petition calling for their deportation has now amassed more than 2,500 signatures.

In a radio interview, Goff said: ‘I’ve asked the council to follow up because I want to see them loaded with an infringement fine for trashing our country. They shouldn’t even be here.’  

The family’s behaviour now appears to have culminated in a heated stand-off in which police were called after they were seen walking through a Burger King drive-through.

 

 

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