WikiLeaks supremo Julian Assange could be arrested in Britain today over sex allegations.
Scotland Yard detectives were last night preparing to detain the 39-year-old over claims of rape and sexual assault in Sweden.
An extradition warrant is expected to be passed to the Metropolitan Police today or early next week.
They have apparently known for over a month where Australian-born Mr Assange, who is in hiding in south-east England, is staying.
He supplied the force with his contact details upon arrival in Britain in October, said his London-based lawyer.
It today emerged that Mr Assange only escaped arrest yesterday because the Swedish authorities filled out an Interpol arrest warrant incorrectly. (Continues here)