Dying Jade confronted by hammer woman

A shaken Jade Goody was recovering today after being confronted in her hospital room by woman with a hammer.

A shaken Jade Goody was recovering today after being confronted in her hospital room by woman with a hammer.

The terminally-ill reality TV star woke up to find the woman leaning over her clutching the tool at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital, her publicist Max Clifford said.

Police were called and arrested the 41-year-old suspect, but she was eventually released from custody with no further action being taken.

The incident happened yesterday at around 3pm, shortly after Goody’s husband Jack Tweed had left the room to go and get a cup of tea.

Mr Clifford said security had been stepped up following the security breach.

He said: “Jack had been with her for a few hours and had gone to get a cup of tea in the canteen when this happened.

“She woke up to find this woman leaning over her.

“She was not hurt but was very shaken up, as you can imagine.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to the Royal Marsden Hospital on Sunday afternoon by security to reports of an unknown woman being in a patient’s room.

“Officers attended and a 41-year-old woman was searched and found in possession of a hammer and was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon and taken into custody at a west London police station.”

The woman was released last night.

A spokesman for the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust declined to comment on the incident.

Mr Tweed spent several hours with Goody yesterday as she tried to rest following Saturday’s emotional christening ceremony at the hospital.

Her two sons Bobby, five, and Freddy, four, were also christened with their mother during what Mr Clifford described as a “very short and emotional service”.

He said completing the ceremony and getting married to Tweed meant the 27-year-old had done all she wanted to before she died.

He said: “What she said to me was, ’Everything is in place now’.”

Goody, who has been told she has only weeks to live, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August last year.

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