Norwich Evening News editor David Bourn quits after assault probe

The editor of the Norwich Evening News, David Bourn, has resigned two weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Bourn was arrested and released without charge on Easter Saturday, 21 April, after a "disturbance" took place near his newspaper's offices at 6.55am. A woman was also arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Since the incident, Bourn has been out of the office. He finally returned to the office on Tuesday and resigned. Deputy editor Tim Williams will take over as acting editor until further notice.

The company released a statement saying Bourn had left the paper for "personal reasons".

Archant Norfolk managing director Barry Dennis said: "I would like to thank David for all the effort he has put into the Evening News over the past six years and wish him every success for the future."

Bourn was appointed editor of the Evening News in August 2000, coming from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle where he was deputy editor.

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