Just hours after the rape charges against him were dropped, Julian Assange is facing new charges over accusations over a shoplifting incident in his teens.

The Wikileaks founder is accused of stealing a Mars bar from a shop in Sweden while he was visiting the country on a sixth form school trip.

“The Swedish government takes this sort of crime very seriously,” announced a Swedish government official.

“We’ve been building a case since 1988, just waiting for the right time to pounce.”


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