Norfolk

Wikileaks' Julian Assange to stay at Norfolk house

Ellingham Hall in Norfolk
Image caption Ellingham Hall in Norfolk is set on 600 acres of land

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will move from a prison cell in Wandsworth to a country retreat in Norfolk after being released from custody.

Ellingham Hall is a 10-bedroomed property set on 600 acres of land near Bungay on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

The estate is owned by Vaughan Smith, a Wikileaks supporter who served in the British Army before founding London's Frontline journalists' club.

Mr Assange must stay there as part of his bail conditions, granted on Thursday by Mr Justice Ouseley at the Royal Courts of Justice.

He must also wear an electronic tag, report to police every day and observe a curfew.

Mr Assange, who is fighting extradition to Sweden over sex allegations involving two women, was granted bail in London earlier this week but remained in jail after prosecutors objected.

Supporters put up £240,000 in sureties and he was eventually released on Thursday evening.

Mr Assange denies the allegations.

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