Caroline Flack was found hanged in her house in East London, after hearing an investigation into her death.
The former host of Love Island was found dead in her apartment on Saturday, the day after she was told that the CPS continued the lawsuit against her.
No family members were present because the investigation was opened this morning at the Court of Poplar Coroner in East London.
Coroner’s officer Sandra Polson said the police were driving down Northwold Road, Stoke Newington on Saturday, February 15 when they were flagged.
She said Mrs. Flack “lay on her back, apparently she was found hanging”.
The police tried resuscitation, which was then continued by paramedics, but she was declared dead on the spot. Her body was identified by her sister, Jody Flack, who heard the investigation.
The beloved TV star had stated that he was not guilty of abuse by beating at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in North London on December 23 and would be on trial on March 4.
Her family and managers have since accused the CPS of a “show trial” that put pressure on the troubled star in the days before her death.
This morning her mother released an unpublished Instagram post that the star wrote in the days before her death, in which she said her arrest meant her entire world had “collapsed.”
The presenter insisted on the heartbreaking message that she was not a domestic abuser and that her alleged attack on friend Lewis Burton was an accident.
In the message, shared by her mother Chris, the former host of Love Island explained how her “whole world and future was swept under my feet” in the 24 hours after her arrest.
The presenter insisted that she was not a domestic abuser and that her alleged attack on friend Lewis Burton, pictured together, was an accident
Caroline Flack depicted leaving Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in December 2019 in North London
Flack’s personal misery began when police were seen outside the presenter’s home, where she lived near Burton, in the early hours of December 14 after reports revealed a man had been attacked
In a message shared today by her mother Chris (photo on the right), Flack explained how her ‘whole world and future was swept under my feet’ in the 24 hours after her arrest
The judicial investigation heard that the provisional cause of death was given by suspension as a suspension. The hearing, which lasted four minutes, was postponed to 5 August.
In the post released today by her family, Flack revealed that she had “had some sort of emotional breakdown” for a long time because she and her family “couldn’t take it anymore.”
The 40-year-old was planning to post the message on social media and had shown it to her mother at the end of January, but was advised not to share it with her millions of followers.
Flack said she “took responsibility for what happened that night,” but said it had been an accident and “she was NOT a housekeeper.”
It was revealed yesterday how Flack had undergone two risk assessments to find out whether her bail conditions for not having contact with her boyfriend could have been varied.
According to the system for assessing perpetrators introduced in 2001, there are two major risks: future recidivism and serious damage to oneself or others.
But the court heard how, although her risk factor was lowered from ‘high’ to ‘medium’, she could only see him after the March appearance.
In December, prosecutor Katie Weiss said the police had lowered the risk level against Burton, but the CPS was still against removing the bail conditions.
An “average” level of risk means that the perpetrator is unlikely to cause serious damage unless circumstances change, such as the breakup of relationships or drug abuse.
Miss Flack took her own life on Saturday in this building in Stoke Newington, East London
Former CPS chief prosecutor, Nazir Afzal, said prosecutors could stop the proceedings if the suspect’s health risk outweighed a public interest in the trial.
But Mr Afzal added that they were under pressure to pursue convictions for domestic violence amid concerns that too many prosecutions have been withdrawn.
The former presenter of Love Island committed suicide a few hours after she heard that prosecutors had decided to continue the trial, with her trial just over fourteen days away.
CPS lawyers decided to prosecute Miss Flack even after Mr. Burton had asked the police not to proceed. A court was told that she hit him over the head with a lamp.
Known as an evidence-based prosecution, it would not have relied on his testimony, but on material collected by the police, such as bodycam recordings made at her home.
Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court has heard that Miss Flack said to the police in the aftermath of the alleged incident, “I did it” and then warned that she would commit suicide.
But Mrs. Flack’s management company criticized the CPS for continuing what she called her “show process,” even after Mr. Burton said he did not support it.
The hearing at Poplar Coroner’s Court was short, with the coroner suspending the procedure to continue the police investigation.
Flack’s death, confirmed on Saturday night, was last connected to the ITV2 show and caused a tidal wave of grief from famous friends and members of the audience.
Flack stopped presenting the current winter series of Love Island after an alleged attack on friend Lewis Burton.
The TV star pleaded not guilty during a December hearing and was released on bail.
But she was ordered to stop contacting Burton prior to a trial that should have started in March.
The dating show was not broadcast on Saturday or Sunday as a sign of respect for her family and returned on Monday with a tribute to Flack, who started hosting the program in 2015.
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