Supreme Court votes for Assange to be extradited

By Ian Dunt

The Supreme Court has voted by 5-2 to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to answer questions about an alleged sexual assault.

Lawyers for Mr Assange had demanded the UK's highest court block the removal as the European Arrest Warrant on which it was issued was "invalid and unenforceable".

His legal team raised the prospect of an even more protracted process today when they suggested they may ask for the case to be re-opened on the basis that the ruling was made on a point not argued in the appeal hearing. They have 14 days to decide.

Mr Assange faces allegations from two separate women from a visit to Stockholm in Stockholm in 2010. he says the allegations are politically motivated.