WikiLeaks: Julian Assange to hand himself in to police after arrest warrant issued
06 Dec 2010
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, will hand himself in to police - possibly as early as Tuesday - after a fresh European Arrest Warrant was issued by the Swedish authorities.
Mr Assange is expected to voluntarily attend a police station within the next 24 hours, and will then appear in a magistrates’ court. He is wanted over allegations of sexual assault in Sweden.
He is currently in hiding in the south-east of England but police are understood to have the necessary paperwork to arrest him.
Mark Stephens, Mr Assange’s British lawyer, said: “We are in discussions about him going to the police by consent.”