A heavily tattooed man who was wanted by police has been arrested after a week on the run.

Police located Matthew McRae in Masterton this morning and arrested him.

Police have been looking for the 19-year-old since Tuesday, January 2.

McRae, originally from the Wairarapa, will appear in the Masterton District Court tomorrow charged with breaching court release conditions.

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He has distinctive tattoos on his face and neck.