London (Agencies): Decision on extradition of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, is likely to be delivered on Friday at the Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court at Woolwich in south London.

Assange faced a second day in a British court today fighting a legal bid to extradite him to Sweden on accusations of sexual misconduct.

During the day the court heard that a woman who accused Julian Assange of raping had sent text messages speaking of getting revenge on the WikiLeaks founder and making money by "giving him a bad name".

The existence of the messages was disclosed as Hurtig gave evidence on the second day of an extradition hearing to decide whether Assange should be sent back to Sweden, where a prosecutor wants to indict him for rape and sexual assault.

Assange denies any wrongdoing, saying the charges made by Miss W and a second woman, Miss A, involved consensual sex.

Hurtig told the court that he had never been given a complete copy of the prosecution case against his client, but had been allowed to view excerpts, including the texts from Miss W's phone.

"There was a text message saying that the woman who said she was asleep (during the alleged rape) was half asleep, which in my world is the same as being half awake."

In documents submitted to the court Hurtig also mentioned that Miss A had posted messages on the Twitter website in which she seemed happy in Assange's company after he had allegedly assaulted her, and had also written a blog detailing how a woman could get revenge on an ex-lover.