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Metropolitan Police Service strengthens covert plan at Ecuadorian Embassy after removing dedicated 24/7 guards.
Since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in June 2012, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has maintained a police presence at the Embassy.
Julian Assange was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in December 2010 and his extradition ordered him to answer serious criminal allegations in Sweden. He is subject to arrest under Section 7 of the Bail Act, for failing to surrender to custody on 29 June 2012 for removal to Sweden.
The operation to arrest Julian Assange does continue and should he leave the Embassy the MPS will make every effort to arrest him. However it is no longer proportionate to commit 2/7.
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: TrueBrit
Similar thoughts crossed my mind as well.
I was also wondering what the deal is with diplomatic cars these days, does Assange just need to get his arse into one of Ecuador's parked at the front door, then a jet at a private airfield or something?
Getting out of the embassy is one thing, but getting out of the UK quite another
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: grainofsand
If I was a bookie, or a betting man, I would lay odds on this whole thing being a trap of some sort. Backing the visible presence off, and putting some plain clothes and, or deep cover people on the monitoring and capture detail would be an obvious, but solid play.