Julian Assange (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2913
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What will be the ongoing costs of monitoring Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy this year? Do you think this is a good and acceptable use of public money?

Answer

Answer for Julian Assange (2)

Answer for Julian Assange (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are no longer any dedicated policing resources deployed to the Ecuadorean Embassy.  The MPS withdrew a physical presence of officers from outside the Embassy on 12 October 2015, when it was deemed to no longer be proportionate. 

The operation to arrest Julian Assange continues. Should he leave the Embassy, the MPS will make every effort to arrest him.