Jessie Wallace, the TV star who plays Kat Slater in the BBC soap opera “Eastenders” has been issued a warning from her bosses at the BBC following an incident in Bury St Edmunds.
The 50-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 19) on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and drunk and disorderly conduct.
The BBC said she was issued with a “clear warning that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable” and she has also “expressed her deep regret” following the incident outside Flex nightclub after she was pictured at a Madness gig in Thetford Forest hours before her arrest.
Wallace was released without charge after receiving a conditional caution.
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.”