Britain to review high cost of Assange policing operation

February 10, 2015 12:39 PM

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Britain to review high cost of Assange policing operation

LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of keeping watch on Julian Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, is proving a drain on police resources and the operation is under review, London's police chief said on Tuesday.

The WikiLeaks founder sought refuge in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault, which he denies.

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