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Rocket + posted a topic in UK Policing NewsPolice will no longer be stationed outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has sought refuge since 2012, the Met Police has said. Officers had been there since Mr Assange sought asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden over a rape allegation, which he denies. The cost of the police presence is estimated to have been more than £12m. The Met said the round-the-clock presence was "no longer proportionate". However the force also said it would be deploying "a number of overt and covert tactics to arrest him". 'Overt and covert' It also said that "resources
Fedster posted a topic in Real World NewsSwedish prosecutors will drop their investigation into sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange on Thursday because of the statutes of limitation, the BBC has learned. The Wikileaks founder still faces the more serious allegation of rape. But prosecutors have run out of time to investigate Mr Assange for sexual assault because they have not succeeded in questioning him. He denies all allegations and has said they are part of a smear campaign. The Australian journalist and activist sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. Time lim