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Wanted man arrested in Northland

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/11/2016

A wanted man police allege violently assaulted a woman he met via social media has been arrested in an armed police operation in Northland.

Jessie Heke-Gray, 32, has been wanted by police since September for breaching bail conditions and last week police warned he was actively trying to meet women on social media and had allegedly assaulted one.

Heke-Gray was arrested on Sunday after an armed offenders squad operation in Waipu, police say.

He is being held in custody and will appear in the Whangarei District Court on Monday on a recall warrant.

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