Assange siege has cost Britain millions
A POLICE detail set up outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is staying, has cost Scotland Yard 2.9 million pounds.
The ABC reported yesterday the cost of the police detail had blown out to the equivalent of AU$4.3 million, as confirmed by Scotland Yard.
Police officers had been stationed outside of the embassy, since Mr Assange was granted political asylum by Ecuador in June last year.
Mr Assange had lost his battle in the British courts against extradition to Sweden to face questioning over sexual assault allegations, and police were stationed there to apprehend him if he emerged.