UK police say 'obliged' to arrest Assange if he leaves embassy

AFP , Friday 19 May 2017

Julian Assange
File Photo: Wikileak's Julian Assange stands in front of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (Photo: AFP)

British police said they will have to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for breaching his bail if he leaves Ecuador's embassy after a rape investigation against him in Sweden was dropped by prosecutors on Friday.

The police said in a statement that a warrant was issued against him for failing to hand himself in in 2012, adding: "The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the embassy".

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