It’s a long way from the Bungalow café

A story which began on Spratt Hall Road has reached something of a conclusion with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange being freed from Belmarsh prison.

It was in the Bungalow Café that Assange had breakfast with Wanstead’s celebrated media lawyer Mark Stephens in 2010, shortly before Assange’s arranged arrest. As Wansteadium reported at the time, Stephens told reporters that he suspected his Wanstead house was under surveillance so advised Assange to go to the cafe for their meeting.

Assange has reportedly reached a deal with US prosecutors which will see him admit guilt but avoid further prison time – he is expected to return to his native Australia.

Stephens, still active on Twitter, had a simple response: