TWO tabloid editors were dramatically sacked today by one of Britain's most famous newspaper groups.
Richard Wallace of the Daily Mirror was reportedly marched out of his paper's offices at Canary Wharf. The Sunday Mirror's long- serving editor Tina Weaver was also dismissed.
Owners Trinity Mirror said the departures were part of a move towards a new seven-day operation in which the two tabloids' staff will be merged.
Wallace, who has edited the Mirror since 2004, learned of his dismissal shortly after arriving at work this morning.
"Tell my secretary that I've been sacked," he is said to have told stunned newsroom staff, who gave him a standing ovation as he hurried out.
He was said to have been accompanied by security staff, though a Trinity Mirror spokesman insisted he was not "frogmarched out". Weaver, in charge at the Sunday Mirror since 2001, was also told that she was being dismissed.
The move came less than a month after angry shareholders forced chief executive Sly Bailey to resign over her pay and performance because of a 90 per cent slump in the share price.
But the editors' abrupt departures were still a major shock. A source at the papers told the Standard: "They were told this morning, then left the building. …