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14th Feb 2022

Police to reinvestigate Caroline Flack case after mother’s complaint

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Caroline Flack

Her mum is looking for answers.

The Metropolitan Police in the UK are launching a reinvestigation into Caroline Flack’s case after her mum complained that she was treated differently due to her fame.

A spokesperson for the police said that the Independent Office for Police Conduct has now instructed for the Metropolitan Police to look into an aspect of an old complaint.

The Love Island presenter sadly died in February 2020 at the age of 40 and had been dealing with legal issues after it emerged that prosecutors were planning on going ahead with an assault charge over an incident with her then boyfriend Lewis Burton.

Her mother, Christine Flack, told the BBC: “I just want those answers to make me feel better and to make me know that I’ve done the right thing by Caroline.”

The MPS spokesperson added: “Following a review, the IOPC agreed with the MPS that service was acceptable in relation to seven areas of the complaints relating to the response and handling of the incident by the MPS.

“The IOPC has directed the MPS to reinvestigate one element of the complaints. This relates to the process involved in appealing the CPS decision to caution Ms Flack. We will re-examine this element of the investigative process. Our thoughts and sympathies remain with Caroline’s family.”

Christine initially made a complaint in March 2020 and enquired about the Met Police’s duty of care for her daughter when she was arrested and charged.

She opened up more about the incident in the Channel 4 documentary Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death and believes that the police’s decision to charge her daughter was a big contributor towards her death.

She has since admitted that she has lost trust in the police service following the events of Caroline’s case and her death.