EastEnders’ Jessie Wallace slams eco-warriors after they deflate tyres on her Range Rover
16th August 2022

EastEnders star Jessie Wallace has hit out at an environmental protest group after they slashed the tyres on her car.

The 50 year old actress, whose character Kat Slater is currently planning a wedding to Phil Mitchell in the BBC soap, took to Instagram to share her annoyance at the group for slashing the wheels on her Range Rover.

The group, who call themselves the Tyre Extinguishers, left a lengthy message entitled “Attention – your gas guzzler kills" on the windscreen of her car, explaining the reasons behind their actions.

The letter admitted that the star would be “angry” but stressed “it’s not you, it’s your car”.

“We did this because driving around urban areas in your massive vehicle has huge consequences for others,” the letter continued.

At the end of the message, it advised: “You will have no difficulty getting around without your gas guzzler, with walking, cycling or public transport."

Sharing a photo of the leaflet on Instagram, Jessie wrote: “These a***holes should be locked up for the chaos they are causing”.

It comes after the long-running soap actress was arrested back in June for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Jessie was restrained by police after allegedly assaulting a police officer on 19 June in Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk.

At the time, Jessie accepted a conditional caution for the incident outside the nightclub.

A conditional caution is not a conviction, but is used as an alternative to a charge and recorded on the Police National Computer.

A BBC spokesperson told OK! on Tuesday 21 June that bosses have issued a "clear warning" and that Jessie has expressed her "deep regret".

They said in a statement: "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."

At the time of the arrest, a statement issued to OK! by Suffolk Police read: "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."


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