WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be held in custody until December 14 over claims of sexual assault in Sweden.

The Australian WikiLeaks founder turned himself into UK police this morning, after Interpol placed him on their most-wanted list on request from the Swedish court looking into the sex crimes.

Assange in hiding

Assange hunted by Interpol

Six people including socialite Jemima Khan and journalist John Pilger offered at least £20,000 each to bail WikiLeaks founder out of custody, with one individual even willing to pay £60,000.

But Judge Howard Riddle refused Assange’s release stating that there was a risk that the WikiLeaks editor could fail to surrender.

When asked by the court if he understood that he could consent to be extradited to Sweden, Assange said: “I understand that and I do not consent.”

Assange is facing allegations involving rape, molestation and unlawful coercion of two women during a visit to Sweden in August, which he denies.