Norwich Evening News editor David Bourn was arrested and released without charge by Norfolk police on Easter Saturday on suspicion of assault.
A “disturbance” took place near the Archant Norfolk offices at 6.55am, and a 26-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
Press Gazette has learned that police received reports of an alleged assault, and damage to a car believed to belong to Bourn.
A Norfolk police spokesman told Press Gazette: “Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Wherry Road, Norwich, at 6.55am on Saturday 7 April, as a result of which a 43-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assault and a 26-year-old female arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. The male was later released without charge and the female released on police bail pending further enquiries.”
According to an Archant insider, senior members of management have been informed of Bourn’s arrest.
No reports have appeared in the Evening News or its sister paper the Eastern Daily Press regarding the matter.
Press Gazette could not contact Bourn, as he has not returned to work this week after a conference over the weekend.
Archant Norfolk managing director Barry Dennis did not respond to Press Gazette’s calls.