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11th Apr 2024

Police set to reinvestigate Caroline Flack assault charge

Kat O'Connor

Caroline Flack died by suicide in February 2020

In 2019, Caroline Flack was arrested for reportedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

The TV presenter was arrested on December 13th, 2019 but the Crown Prosecution Service suggested she should just get a caution.

However, Flack was then charged with assault by beating after the Met Police appealed the case.

Following the news, Caroline Flack sadly died by suicide. A coroner confirmed she decided to end her own life because of the charges.

The case is now reportedly being investigated after new evidence emerged

Met Police confirmed “new witness evidence may be available” and they are now making further inquiries.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct told PA: “On Thursday, March 7, we referred a complaint from Caroline Flack’s family to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

“The IOPC decided the majority of the matters had previously been dealt with and no further action was required. The IOPC returned one aspect of the complaint back to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) to consider further.”

“This relates to the actions of officers in appealing an initial decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to charge Ms Flack, and because new witness evidence may be available. DPS officers are now making further enquiries in relation to this.”

Speaking about the news, Caroline’s mum Christine said she won’t stop until she finds out the truth.

She believes something unusual occurred in the police station on the night of Caroline’s arrest.

She told The Mirror: “We won’t stop until we get the truth. Something very unusual happened to Carrie at the police station that night, but no one kept a proper record explaining why.”

She continued, “I have now made a complaint to compel the officer to give the statement we think he should have given four years ago.

“As a family, we have been left with important unanswered questions,” the heartbroken mum added.