A man who attacked two police officers in Huntly on Christmas
Day is being urged to turn himself in before the local
Western Waikato area commander Inspector Paul Carpenter said
investigators had been buoyed by the response of residents
who say the attack has nothing to do with the spirit of their
"We are following strong leads in relation to identifying and
hopefully locating the main offender and others involved and
feedback from residents suggests Huntly locals were just as
appalled about what happened as police."
Mr Carpenter said residents had left information with the
anonymous Crimestoppers service and urged the attacker to
hand himself in.
Meanwhile a Northland man who tried to incite a crowd in a
Hamilton bar by referring to the Christmas Day attack on two
police officers in Dargaville is facing aggravated robbery
Senior Sergeant Andrew O'Reilly said an intoxicated man began
chanting "Dargaville, Dargaville" as officers carried out a
routine check of a Victoria St bar overnight.
Mr O'Reilly said the 21-year-old's behaviour was "stupid and
inflammatory", particularly because he was wanted in relation
to a pre-Christmas aggravated robbery in Dargaville.