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Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange has been arrested by police in London and will appear in court later today.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "Assange was arrested by appointment at a central London police station at 9.30 this morning.

"He will appear at City of Westminster magistrates later today."

Thirty-nine-year old Assange was arrested by the Met's Extradition Unit on behalf of Swedish authorities. He was arrested on a European arrest warrant issued by Sweden.

The Metropolitan Police said: "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." ®

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