(DAILY MAIL) — Julian Assange foiled a break-in at his flat in the Ecuadorian Embassy, his legal team has claimed.

The WikiLeaks founder was woken up in the middle of the night after an alleged intruder attempted to enter a window at the front of the embassy building.

However the opening of the window knocked over a fire hydrant that Mr Assange had set up as a ‘booby trap’, his lawyers have said.

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