The government of Ecuador is considering the request.
As Mr Assange is in the Ecuadorean embassy he is in diplomatic territory
and beyond the reach of the police. We will seek to work with the
Ecuadorean authorities to resolve this situation as soon as possible.
10.04am: Here’s the full statement from the police:
On 7 December 2010, officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Extradition Unit arrested Julian Assange on behalf of the Swedish authorities.
Julian Assange, now 40 (d/ob 3/7/71), was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London police station.
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 appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 7 December 2010.
He was later granted bail by the High Court, subject to a number of bail conditions. One condition was to remain at his bail address between 22.00hrs and 08.00hrs.
At around 22.20hrs on Tuesday, 19 June, the MPS was notified that Assange had breached one of those bail conditions.
He is now subject to arrest under the Bail Act for breach of these conditions.
Officers are aware of his location at The Ecuador Embassy in Hans Crescent, London.
9.55am: Good morning and welcome to our live blog charting the events surrounding the somewhat surprising move by Julian Assange to claim asylum at Ecuador’s embassy in the UK.