The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has a legal visit booked at Wandsworth Prison - despite a rumour the prison did not “have the capacity to facilitate” one.

In a Twitter message posted by a Sky News reporter, it was suggested Mr Assange’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, had been told Wandsworth Prison does not "have the capacity to facilitate a legal visit".

However, an MoJ spokesperson confirmed that Mr Assange does have a visit booked with his legal representation - but could not comment any further on the matter.

Mr Assange, 39, was arrested yesterday by the Metropolitan Police after he held a voluntary appointment with officers regarding his European arrest warrant for sexual assault allegations.

The Australian national appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday but was refused bail by the judge and taken to HMP Wandsworth, where he will remain in custody until December 14, when his full extradition hearing takes place.

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Mr Stephens has vowed to apply for bail again. Meanwhile, Wikileaks continues to disclose tens of thousands of sensitive US government diplomatic cables to a number of national newspapers around the world.