A police officer who was kneed in the crotch by EastEnders star Jessie Wallace has resigned after feeling ‘unsupported and exposed’ when she was fired with a warning, it emerged last night.
The officer, who was allegedly assaulted by the drunken actress last year, reportedly left after six years with the Suffolk Police Service due to a lack of support from his colleagues.
That’s what an anonymous source said The sun that the man in question believed the star, best known for playing Kat Slater in the BBC soap opera, “got away with it because she’s famous.”
They added: ‘The PC would have preferred that she had gone through court and been held accountable – even if she was walking free with no conditions – at least justice would have been served.’
Footage emerged last year of Wallace being arrested after a night out, with some witnesses claiming she was kicked out of a nightclub for being “gobby.”
In addition to kneeling an officer, it was alleged that the actress also said ‘f*** off you fat c***’, before being placed in a police van.
At the time, a witness said Wallace was “out of control” with “truly shocking behavior.”
Another said: ‘She behaved very drunk, disorderly, attacked police officers and cursed constantly.
Shock: Footage showed the moment Jessie Wallace was arrested after a ‘drunken’ night out, with witnesses claiming she was kicked out of the Flex nightclub for being ‘gobby’
Nightclub: The EastEnders actress, 50, allegedly told a police officer to ‘f*** off you fat c***’ outside a nightclub
She then yelled, “I hope this is all entertainment for you motherfuckers,” as she charged through the middle of our group. She then banged on the door of the police car she was in.
“Bouncers kicked her out because of how gobby and annoying she was to others.”
The 51-year-old was held on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, drunkenness and disorderly conduct in Bury St Edmunds.
Wallace was later given a warning without charge for the alleged assault, but was reportedly given 16 weeks to write a letter of apology to the officer.
However, the soap star would have missed this deadline and the next deadline set for her.
BBC chiefs also issued a ‘clear warning’ to Wallace about the incident.
Jessie was later given a warning without charge for the alleged assault, but was reportedly given 16 weeks to write an apology letter to the officer (file photo)
A spokesperson previously told MailOnline: ‘Senior bosses have spoken to Jessie Wallace about the incident and issued a clear warning that this type of behavior is unacceptable. Jessie has expressed her deep regret.’
However, this is 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 drunk driving.
Actress: Jessie Wallace is known for her role as Kat Slater in the BBC soap opera EastEnders
Police stopped the then 32-year-old in Chelmsford, Essex, in March last year 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 51mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.
She was banned from driving for three years because it was her second drink-related traffic violation.
In 2017, Wallace was also filmed launching an expletive-ridden diatribe after allegedly being kicked out of a pub.
Video filmed by the Old Eagle in Camden, North London, showed the soap star with a friend yelling ‘f**** you’ at a man who had accused her of causing a commotion inside.
In early 2020, Wallace was also suspended from EastEnders by the BBC, with a two-month ban due to an ‘incident during filming’.
It was reported that she was summoned to meet with show bosses who ordered her to “sort herself out” before returning.
MailOnline has reached out to Suffolk Constabulary and Jessie Wallace’s agent for comment.