Caroline Flack's family to attend her inquest by videolink, coroner reveals

THE family Caroline Flack will attend her inquest in August by videolink, it was announced today.

The Love Island host, 40, was tragically discovered dead at her North London earlier this year.

An inquest will now be held in August with those involved including legal representatives to contribute remotely.

The coroner is expected to be in the court itself as part of the proceedings.

Caroline killed herself on February 15, a day after she had learned that the CPS was pursuing charges that she allegedly attacked her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, with a lamp.

Caroline had pleaded not guilty to assault by beating, but killed herself at her East London home hours after learning prosecutors had decided to move forward with the case.

The popular TV host had strongly denied the charge and her family and management slammed the CPS for pursuing the case branding it a "show trial".

Her mum Chris this week spoke out again over the tragedy – accusing the Crown Prosecution Service chief of repeating "untruths" about her daughter which she said left the ITV star feeling humiliated.

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It comes after Ed Beltrami, the lawyer who was accused of pursuing a show trial against the TV star, insisted he made the right decision in prosecuting her.

Caroline stepped down from hosting ITV2's hit show Love Island after she was arrested.

She was bailed after the first court hearing, but was banned from contacting Lewis before the trial.

The trial was expected to begin on March 4.

The Met Police has already referred itself to the police watchdog over its contact with Caroline before her death – which cops say is standard practice.

A CPS spokesman said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Caroline Flack.

“It is normal practice for prosecutors to hold a debriefing in complex or sensitive cases after they have ended.

“This has taken place and found that the case was handled appropriately and in line with our published legal guidance.”


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