Julian Assange arrest plan revealed accidentally
Picture shows officer holding document with instructions to arrest WikiLeaks founder whether he leaves in diplomatic car or bag
guardian.co.uk, Friday 24 August 2012 23.46 BST
Plans to seize Julian Assange “under all circumstances” the moment he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London have accidentally been revealed by a police officer displaying restricted documents outside the embassy.
The document, pictured under the officer’s arm by a Press Association photographer, appears to advocate arresting the WikiLeaks founder whether he leaves the building in a diplomatic bag or in a diplomatic car.
The handwritten plan was recorded at a police briefing and only partially covered by the officer’s arm as he arrived at the embassy in Knightsbridge on Friday.