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Eastenders' Jessie Wallace expresses 'deep regret' after arrest outside of Bury St Edmunds nightclub Flex



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EastEnders star Jessie Wallace has “expressed her deep regret” after she was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and drunk and disorderly conduct, the BBC said.

The broadcaster has stated it issued the actress, who plays Kat Slater in the BBC soap opera, with a “clear warning that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable”.

Wallace, 50, was arrested early on Sunday morning in Bury St Edmunds, after the alleged incident and was released without charge after receiving a conditional caution.

Jessie Wallace was arrested outside of Flex nightclub in Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley
Jessie Wallace was arrested outside of Flex nightclub in Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley

A BBC spokesperson said: “Senior bosses have spoken to Jessie Wallace about the incident and issued a clear warning that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable and Jessie has expressed her deep regret.”

Wallace has starred as Kat Slater on the BBC’s long-running soap opera on and off since 2000.

In a statement regarding the incident over the weekend, a Suffolk Police spokesman said: “A 50-year-old woman was arrested early on Sunday morning in St Andrew’s Street, Bury St Edmunds, on suspicion of assaulting a police officer/drunk and disorderly conduct and was released without charge after receiving a conditional caution.”