Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London today. The Met police said he has been arrested for failing to surrender to the courts following US extradition.
Home Secretary Sajid Javifv tweeted earlier “I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK”
In a Scotland Yard statement it said that he would remain in custody at the central London police station before appearing at West Minister magistrates court “as soon as possible”.
Julian Assange has been staying in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 and the Ecuadorian president said the country had “reached its limits on the behaviour of Mr Assange”
It is understood that London police had patrolled the street outside Assange’s window in the embassy, but not ventured inside to arrest him.
He is now facing criminal charges filed by the US Department of Justice over the publication of classified government documents.