A British court hearing on Sweden's request to extradite WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will resume on Friday, Judge Howard Riddle said on Tuesday.

The two court days set aside were not enough to complete the hearing and lawyers will return to make closing statements.

The 39-year-old Australian computer expert, who has infuriated the U.S. government by releasing thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables on his website, is wanted in Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct made by two WikiLeaks volunteers during a visit there last August.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Keith Weir)