Police say a man accused of assaulting a police officer has handed himself in.

Nathan John Theobald, 29, right, had been on the run for 12 days after police said he

assaulted a male officer in a forestry block north of Dargaville. The officer suffered facial

injuries but was released from hospital the same day.


A police spokeswoman said Mr Theobold handed himself into Whangarei police on

Wednesday morning.

"Police are now talking to Theobold and charges are yet to be laid.''