Staff fear Wade could lose job following alleged 4am assault

Dominic Ponsford
 
Sun editor Rebekah Wade spent around eight hours in police custody today following an alleged assault on her husband Ross Kemp.

A
spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “At 4am this morning
officers attended an address in south London regarding an alleged
assault. A woman was arrested for an alleged assault on a man and is
now in custody at a police station in south London.”

Wade
was released at lunchtime from Wandsworth Police Station and
police have said they are taking no further action.  

According
to one source at The Sun, neighbours called the police after a
disturbance outside their Battersea home and Kemp is today said to be nursing a
cut lip.

Sun proprietor Rupert Murdoch was today at the
paper’s Wapping headquarters. Staff are speculating that Wade may lose
her job following this incident and that  News of the World editor
Andy Coulson could become caretaker editor of the Sun.

It is believed that Wade and Kemp had been out last night commiserating with sacked Home Secretary David Blunkett.

During  her time as Sun editor the paper has campaigned against domestic violence.

Wade,
36, joined the News of the World in 1989 as a secretary and worked her
way up to become Fleet Street’s youngest editor in 2000.

In January 2003 she became the first female editor of the Sun, replacing David Yelland.

Kemp
and Wade married on 11 June 2002 in Las Vegas after a long-term
relationship.

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