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CPS under fire after being accused of ‘show trial’ following Caroline Flack’s death

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.


Caroline Flack’s management team gave said that everyone is devastated at the news of her death and have criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for deciding to charge her despite her boyfriend not supporting the case.

Her boyfriend Lewis Burton confirmed he was not a victim and the whole case was a witch hunt.

In a statement, Francis Ridley of Money Talent Management, said: ‘We are devastated at the loss of our client and friend Caroline Flack.

‘An immensely talented young woman who was at the top of her game professionally and loved by television viewers across the country.

‘In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported.

‘The Crown Prosecution Service pursued this when they knew not only how very vulnerable Caroline was but also that the alleged victim did not support the prosecution and had disputed the CPS version of events.

‘The CPS should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest. And ultimately resulted in significant distress to Caroline.

‘Our thoughts are with Caroline’s family at this time.’ 

Caroline Flack was found dead tonight at her London flat aged 40.

The presenter killed herself, a lawyer for the Flack family confirmed, and in a statement tonight they said: ‘We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.’

Flack had been due to stand trial in weeks for assaulting her partner Lewis Burton, who in December accused her of hitting him with a lamp but later backtracked on these claims.

Her management have slammed the CPS for pressing ahead with the ‘show trial’ even though her boyfriend did not support it.

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