EastEnders star Jessie Wallace arrested for ‘attacking police officer’
This is when EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace is arrested outside a nightclub after allegedly assaulting a police officer after a ‘drunk’ night out.
Footage shows the star, best known for playing barmaid Kat Slater in the BBC soap, being arrested by officers in front of a Burger King in Bury St Edmunds.
Witnesses today claimed how the 50-year-old actress looked ‘drunk’ during the incident in the city of Suffolk in the early hours of Sunday.
They claim the soap was kicked out of the Flex nightclub because it was ‘gobby’ and at one point branded spectators ‘c***s’ in a foul-mouthed tirade.
Earlier in the day, Wallace had taken her new construction boyfriend to a Madness gig in Thetford Forest, Brandon, where she posed for photos with fans.
The star was later detained on charges of assaulting a police officer and drunken and disorderly conduct in Bury St Edmunds.
But she was later released without charge by Suffolk Police after being given a conditional warning.
Today, a Suffolk Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘A 50-year-old woman was arrested early Sunday morning in St Andrew’s Street, Bury St Edmunds, on charges of assault against a police officer/drunk and disorderly conduct and was released without charge after receiving a conditional warning.’
Police declined to confirm that she had been arrested, while neither her agent nor manager responded to a request for comment. The arrest was first reported by The sun†
Today, a witness told MailOnline how Wallace was arrested after he was kicked out of the club for being ‘gobby’.
The witness said: ‘She behaved in a very drunken disorderly manner, attacking police officers and swearing constantly.
Video has emerged of EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace being arrested outside a nightclub
The star, known for playing Kat Slater in the BBC soap, was arrested in the early hours yesterday on charges of assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly in Bury St Edmunds.
Footage shows the star, best known for playing Kat Slater in the BBC soap, being arrested in the early hours of yesterday by officers outside a Burger King in Bury St Edmunds
She was later released without charge by Suffolk Police after receiving a conditional warning. A Suffolk Police spokesman told MailOnline today: “A 50-year-old woman was arrested early Sunday morning in St Andrew’s Street, Bury St Edmunds, on suspicion of assault against a police officer/drunk and disorderly conduct and was released without charge after receiving a conditional warning.’
Wallace was out Saturday night at the Flex nightclub in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk (file photo)
Then she yelled, ‘I hope this is all entertainment for you,’ as she stormed through the middle of our group.
“Then she banged on the door of the police car she was in. Bouncers had kicked her out for being so rude and obnoxious to others.’
Earlier this month, Wallace was pictured outside a party in Hackney after the British Soap Awards.
The star wore a glitzy top with crisp white trousers and no shoes as she left the party in East London.
It comes after Wallace revealed that she had been dating her construction worker for a year.
It was previously reported that Wallace had fallen in love with the workman after booking him for a job, but the star has since made it clear that they’ve known each other for much longer.
In May, she shared on Instagram that they had known each other for 34 years before starting their romance.
According to a source, it is predicted to be a long-lasting union the mirror: ‘It’s like a soap opera storyline – a classic Kat escapade. Jessie seems overjoyed.’
The NTA winner laughed out loud when she chatted with him in Transit in May.
Earlier in the day, Wallace had taken her new construction boyfriend to a Madness gig (pictured) in Thetford Forest, Brandon – where she posed for photos with fans
In May, she shared on Instagram that she and her boyfriend (pictured together during the Madness concert) had known each other for 34 years before starting their romance.
Dating: The EastEnders star shared on Instagram that they knew each other for 34 years before starting their romance
Her husband: It was previously reported that Jessie fell for the workman after booking him for a job, but the star has since clarified that they’ve known each other for much longer
She broke up with her last boyfriend, father of five Paul Kempin, in 2019 after a two-year relationship, before being dumped by musician Tim Arnold in 2016.
Wallace had been in a relationship with the singer since 2012, but he claimed to have grown “tired” of the limelight at the time.
Before starting her relationship with Tim, the award-winning actress was engaged to catering boss Vince Morse, but she called off their marriage after learning that he had sent raunchy text messages to a former lover the night before their wedding.
Originally from Enfield, north London, Wallace joined EastEnders in 2000 after starring in crime drama The Bill a year earlier.
She played the part of barmaid Kat Slater, the partner of the popular character Alfie Moon – played by Shane Richie. She quickly became a fan favorite.
Jessie Wallace outside a party in Hackney after the British Soap Awards in London on June 11
Jessie Wallace (left) at a party in Hackney after the British Soap Awards in London on June 11
The pair had a five-year break from the screen before returning in the fall of 2010 for another stint on the hit soap.
In 2015 they left again for half a year to film their own BBC One Drama, Kat & Alfie: Redwater.
In the series, Kate and Alfie head to the fictional Irish town of Redwater to “seek answers to some really big questions” and put their past behind them.
After the six-part drama, Wallace returned to EastEnders in 2018 as Kat.
In early 2020, Wallace was again suspended from EastEnders by the BBC, with a two-month suspension for an ‘incident while filming’.
She was allegedly summoned to meet with the show’s bosses, who told her to “fix herself” before returning.
It’s not the first time Wallace has run afoul of the law. She was banned from driving for three years and fined £1,000 in 2003 for a drink-driving offence.
Jessie Wallace, pictured at the National Television Awards at The O2 in London in January 2019
Wallace is known for playing Kat Slater in the BBC soap EastEnders (pictured in August 2021)
Police arrested the then 32-year-old in Chelmsford, Essex, in March after she was caught breaking the speed limit in her £32,000 silver Mercedes.
She was one and a half times the legal limit, with tests revealing 51 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Wallace claimed she drank wine that someone had “laced” with vodka. A judge dismissed her claim and banned her for three years.
A three-year driving ban was imposed because it was her second driving violation.
The actress recently became a grandmother after her 17-year-old daughter Tallulah gave birth to a boy.