WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Arrested By London Police 

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

Assange was arrested for “failing to surrender to the court” after a warrant was issued by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 2012.

The Metropolitan police announced Assange was taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain until presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as possible.

In a statement, the Met police said: “The MPS had a duty to execute the warrant, on behalf of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, and was invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.”

Assange had been a resident at the Embassy for almost seven years.