The United Kingdom police bill for staking out Ecuador’s embassy in London to make sure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange doesn’t flee has already reached over a million pounds. Scotland Yard confirmed it is costing 11,000 pounds a day to ensure the Australian does not flee his bolthole.
According to the Daily Mail, the final bill could be much more as Assange continues hiding in the building in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexually assaulting two women.
Officers have been watching the property in Knightsbridge since the 41-year-old founder of the whistle blowing website breached his bail and claimed asylum in June. The UK police have been ordered to arrest him if he puts ‘one toe’ outside.