The second man accused of bashing two French tourists has today been remanded in custody.

Bo-Tamati Rawiri appeared in Tauranga District Court to face two charges of aggravated robbery following the beating of two French hitchhikers on State Highway 2 in Papamoa in July.

Rawiri was remanded in custody and the matter will now be dealt with at a post-committal conference scheduled for September 18, where his co-accused Che Bridges' matter will also be dealt with.

Both men's appearance at the post-committal conference has been excused.

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