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10.26am: Police say WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested on Swedish warrant, AP confirms.
10.18am: Sky News is reporting that Assange was arrested at 9.30 this morning. It says he is expected to appear before City of Westminster magistrates court later today.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Extradition Unit have this morning arrested Julian Assange on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape. Julian Assange, 39, was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London police station at 9.30am. He is accused by the Swedish authorities of one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010. Assange is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today.