UK: Bill for guarding WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in Ecuadorian embassy hits £10m

Taxpayers have spent more than £10million to stop Julian Assange avoiding extradition to Sweden.

The suspected rapist remains holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London more than two-and-a-half years since he claimed asylum there.

The Wikileaks founder faces immediate arrest on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Swedish authorities if he steps outside the building.

A team of up to three Metropolitan Police officers monitors the property 24 hours a day after ministers insisted the law must be upheld…