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Caroline Flack's tearful mother beats up the CPS for carrying out a "show trial".


Caroline Flack's tearful mother beat up prosecutors today for holding a "show trial" of her daughter when her investigation revealed that police were pressing for the Love Island host to be prosecuted.

The 40-year-old, best known for hosting Love Island and The X Factor, was found hanged on February 15, 2020 at her home in Stoke Newington, northeast London.

She was on trial for assaulting her boyfriend, former tennis player and model, Lewis Burton in December after police who arrived on the bloodied scene described it as a "horror movie."

Her mother Christine made a written statement in court today claiming that her daughter was "disappointed" by the authorities.

"I think Caroline has been seriously disappointed by the authorities, and in particular the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), for following up the case," she said.

“I think it was a show trial. I think the prosecutor was rude to Caroline and my family. I was threatened with arrest when I tried to speak. & # 39;

Today, Flack's mother Christine made a written statement in court claiming her daughter had been "disappointed" by the authorities

Today's investigation detailed Flack's poor mental health in the months before her death, including evidence at the scene that she had harmed herself.

Lisa Ramsarran, a deputy chief prosecutor in north London, said the CPS had considered her sanity in deciding whether to approve an indictment against her, but rated the risk as "low".

Flack was later examined in a hospital's mental health department but told medics that she did not have any mental health problems at the time, Ms. Ramsarran said.

She added: “Your risk was classified as 'low' at this point. It was confirmed that there were no thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm.

"This report was prepared by psychiatric liaison nurses at the hospital where Caroline was taken."

On other evidence in today's investigation, Ms. Ramsarran said the CPS originally proposed to warn Flack, but police had pushed for a charge of assault.

The first prosecutor to review the evidence, using the Code, concluded that there was enough evidence to support an actual assault charge, but that Caroline Flack, for admitting, felt caution was appropriate Disposal, ”she said.

Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Lauren Bateman said some of her colleagues opposed charges against Flack but did not go into details on why.

Ms. Ramsarran said domestic violence allegations, like those with Flack and Mr. Burton, should be treated "particularly seriously."

She said guidelines state that it is the exception or rare to exercise caution in cases of domestic abuse.

The star, known to host Love Island and The X Factor, was found hanged on February 15, 2020 at her home in Stoke Newington, northeast London

The decision to charge Flack with assault was made by CPS Attorney General Ed Beltrami.

Ms. Ramsarran went through the details of the case and said, “There was evidence that Burton had a broken head and that Caroline Flack was beaten up.

"It was also suggested on the call that Caroline Flack was trying to kill him and he asked for police assistance at the address."

She said there was evidence that he was struck by a lamp – earlier in the investigation, Flack's family denied it.

Ms. Ramsarran said, “Mr. Burton reported to the police at the time that he had been hit with a lamp.

& # 39; He was later forwarded to an officer when he was in the property's bedroom … he reported to officers that the desk lamp was being used.

Caroline said in her police interview that she used her phone to cause Mr. Burton's injury.

I think the general position regarding law enforcement is that Mr Burton was hit in the head with an object.

"It wasn't clear if it was the lamp or the phone, but the charge is that he was hit in the head so hard that he was bleeding profusely when the police arrived when the police arrived."

Ms. Ramsarran said that although there was controversy over whether Mr. Burton was hit with a phone, fan, or desk lamp, prosecution against Caroline Flack "always persisted that Mr. Burton was hit with an object that had enough force to cause an injury ".

The decision to charge Flack with assault was made by the CPS Attorney General Ed Beltrami (picture). Lisa Ramsarran, a deputy chief prosecutor in north London, said the prosecution was against Caroline Flack

The decision to charge Flack with assault was made by the CPS Attorney General Ed Beltrami (picture). Lisa Ramsarran, a deputy chief prosecutor in north London, said the prosecution of Caroline Flack "has always been to hit Mr Burton with an object that was attacked with sufficient force to cause injury".

She told the investigation, “The evidence recorded on the material worn on the body (by the police) showed an injury that was severely bleeding from Mr. Burton.

& # 39; There was no evidence to disprove that it was a phone (which was used by Flack).

“However, what was a problem in the case – which was resolved by Caroline's legal team – is that the violence used was not unlawful.

"In this case, the issue is not what Mr. Burton was hit with, but whether the act of hitting him was an accident, as it was the defense, or whether it was intentional, which the prosecution was."

Ms. Ramsarran told investigators that they looked into Flack's mental health when the case was first examined by CPS Direct, including evidence that the television personality injured himself on the scene when she allegedly assaulted Mr. Burton.

She was later examined in a hospital mental health department but told medics that she did not have any mental health problems at the time, Ms. Ramsarran said.

She added: “Your risk was classified as 'low' at this point.

& # 39; It was confirmed that there were no thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm.

"This report was prepared by psychiatric liaison nurses at the hospital where Caroline was taken."

"Hope Me and Lewis Find Harmony": Caroline Flack's final message is revealed when the Love Island host's tragic suicide investigation learns how her sister performed CPR

Caroline Flack wrote a tearful final note in the hope that she and her boyfriend would "find harmony," as her investigation heard today – when her sister told how she was doing CPR in a desperate attempt to save her.

The 40-year-old former Love Island and X Factor presenter was found hanged on February 15 this year in her home in Stoke Newington, northeast London.

On a coffee table, a paramedic saw a note that said, "I hope I and Lewis can someday find harmony."

Flack was due on trial in December for assaulting her boyfriend, former tennis player and model Lewis Burton, after police who arrived at the bloodstained scene described it as a "horror movie".

The investigation overheard the star's friends and twin sister desperately trying to break into the house where she had killed herself.

Stephen Teasdale, father of Flack's barber friend Louise, 36, said he went to the scene after the star's twin sister, Jody, called to say they couldn't reach Flack's address.

He said, “We came into the apartment and tried to force entry. We thought about calling the police, but knew the landlady … We got the key and let us into the apartment. & # 39;

Mr Teasdale said he found Flack's lifeless body hanged.

He said, “I brought her (down) and Jody started CPR. We gave CPR for between five and ten minutes, then the police took over. & # 39;

It came when Flack's mother Christine alleged that her daughter had been "disappointed" by officials and made the subject of a "show trial."

"I think Caroline has been seriously disappointed by the authorities, and in particular the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), for following up the case," she said.

“I think it was a show trial. I think the prosecutor was rude to Caroline and my family. I was threatened with arrest when I tried to speak. & # 39;

Flack's mother could be seen crying on the video link as her testimony was read by Coroner Mary Hassell at Poplar Coroner & # 39; s Court in east London.

Caroline Flack is pictured in an Instagram picture with boyfriend Lewis Burton, who has been charged with assault. She died before the trial ended

Caroline Flack is pictured in an Instagram picture with boyfriend Lewis Burton, who has been charged with assault. She died before the trial ended

Caroline Flack attended the National Television Awards at the O2 in London on January 22, 2019. She was found dead on February 15

Caroline Flack attended the National Television Awards at the O2 in London on January 22, 2019. She was found dead on February 15

Flack with her mother Christine, who today criticized the CPS for carrying out a "show trial" against her daughter

Flack's emotional turmoil

The investigation was conducted by several witnesses, including friends, family and medical professionals, who confirmed Flack's restless state of mind in the months before her death.

Flack's sister Jody said she believed the presenter tried to kill herself in December before appearing in the district court for the first time for assault.

She said Flack was "in a very anxious state" before she died and had previously called an ambulance for her four times.

"Heartbreak is something Caroline found extremely difficult," Jody said. She tried to commit suicide the night before she appeared in court. I think the shame … was too much to deal with. & # 39;

Brian Wells, a doctor who was called to Flack's hotel room the night before she appeared in court, said the host was drunk and appeared to have "taken a small overdose". However, she was not suicidal or in need of hospital treatment, the court was told.

Meanwhile, Tamsin Lewis, a Mayfair psychiatrist and lifestyle health professional, said she was contacted by Flack's personal assistant on December 17, 2019 and met her for an appointment.

Ms. Lewis said Flack had "a bandaged finger" after an argument with her boyfriend, "but it was nothing more than a love song enhanced by alcohol."

Ms. Lewis added, “I've spent a lot of time listening to their concerns about the current media storm, their relationships and their family.

Her mood seemed to be bad with a reactive effect, for example every time her phone notified her. She reported having feelings of panic all day … a feeling of impending doom. & # 39;

She said Flack didn't say she was suicidal.

"She said she drank too much to numb herself," Ms. Lewis told the court. "She said sleep was impossible."

Mollie Grosberg, another long-time friend of Flack, appeared via video link to testify during the investigation.

She told the coroner how very Flack was “very loving” and added, “She was very nice, she was very forgiving, she had a lot of friends, she was real.

“She wasn't a typical celebrity, you would feel very comfortable around her. It left a big hole for a lot of people. & # 39;

Ms. Grosberg said the moderator's mental health had deteriorated as she became known.

She said, “In recent years she has had an increasing amount of heartache and the press seemed to know a lot about her. She was very sad the whole time.

“Usually she was the kind of person she was, she could straighten up. But she couldn't go to December … she lost who she was and she couldn't get it back. & # 39;

Dr. Jonathan Garabette, a counseling psychiatrist who treated Flack, described how the celebrity suffered a deterioration in her mental state in December 2019 after being charged with the attack.

The Friends of Love Island star called for an ambulance the night before she killed herself after warning she was suicidal

Friends of former Love Island star Caroline Flack called for an ambulance after she swallowed pills the night before she killed herself and warned she was suicidal.

Long-time friends Louise Teasdale and Mollie Grosberg, who had previously stayed with Flack over concerns about deterioration in their mental health after they were accused of assaulting their boyfriend Lewis Burton, ran into the presenter's apartment after beating Ms. Grosberg Message she was going to kill herself.

The friends came to Flack's apartment and called the emergency number 111, but then called for an ambulance an hour later when no help came.

Ms. Grosberg informed the investigation at the Poplar Medical Examiner's court that paramedics who arrived on site asked Flack if she had attempted suicide, but she said, "No, I had a headache."

Ms. Grosberg said: “We were obviously very afraid to involve the police. It was agreed that she would not go to the hospital and I got very angry and yelled, I said it was ridiculous.

"They (paramedics) said," She doesn't want to go … you have to do a little babysitting. "

Ms. Grosberg, who testified again after the lunch break, said: “She (Flack) was a danger in her behavior and she was out of her mind.

"A doctor's responsibility is to look after a person and not ask their friends to babysit them."

Flack was reportedly "upset" by the presence of the medics and denied attempting to kill himself.

Paramedic Tony Rumore said of the investigation: “We asked Caroline if she intended to harm or kill herself. She said it was just an attempt to sleep and escape the stress she was under.

At this point, Caroline said she was adamant about not going to the hospital and that she wanted to stay home.

"Our recommendation was always to go to the hospital, but Caroline decided she didn't want to go."

The investigation found that Flack had previously attempted suicide.

Flack's friends spent the night in the apartment and left around 10:30 the next morning.

Ms. Teasdale said it was apparent that Flack was upset about contacting emergency services because she was concerned that details would be released.

Ms. Teasdale said, “Caroline spoke to her family about coming the next day because she wanted us to go. She was pretty angry with us. She didn't want us there.

"We were always nervous about calling the police because they didn't trust the police and didn't want the public to know what appeared to be a breakdown."

The statement said he had concerns about the likely impact of an ongoing legal process.

He said, "It seems likely that her state of mind will be prone to further degradation."

His statement also said Flack had previously spoken of another "alleged ongoing harassment" but it was not publicly disclosed who it was, although the coroner said it was not her friend Lewis Burton.

Day before her death

Friend Grosberg described how she and Mrs. Teasdale went to Flack's house on the evening of February 14th after the presenter sent a message that she was going to kill herself.

Flack was barely found conscious on her sofa, surrounded by pills.

The friends called the emergency number 111, but called for an ambulance an hour later when it didn't arrive.

She told the investigation that paramedics who arrived on site asked Flack if she had attempted suicide, but she said, "No, I had a headache."

She said, “We were obviously very afraid to involve the police. She tried to explain. It was agreed that she would not go to the hospital and I got very angry and yelled, I said it was ridiculous.

"They (paramedics) said," She doesn't want to go … you have to do a little babysitting. "

Forensic doctor Mary Hassell asked friend Mollie Grosberg if it was right that Flack pushed her friends away when she needed them most.

Mrs. Grosberg replied: “Yes. Every time I left her for half an hour, she did something. It feels like she needs help.

She must have said ten times this morning no one will understand what I'm going through. She was so scared of going to jail, the police, the press … it was too much. All she cared about was that everyone else was affected. & # 39;

Desperate command to save her

Today's investigation also heard of the immediate aftermath of Flack's February 15 death.

Paramedic David O & # 39; Toole said he walked into the property that evening and saw two women on a sofa distraught.

He said the victim had been "dead for a few hours" and the women said they last saw her alive that day at 10:30 am.

One of the crew members pointed to a handwritten note on an open magazine on the coffee table that referred to "Lewis".

Pc Tim Child said there was evidence of suicide attempts elsewhere on the property.

Det Sgt Jonathan Maharaj said there was evidence of "a series of calls" made and received on Flack's cell phone looking for "culprits" as well as suicide.

Today's hearing heard details of Flack's behavior on February 14, the Friday night before her death.

Friend Louise Teasdale said she and another friend had spent the evening with the TV presenter at their home and arrived around 10:30 p.m.

She left the apartment at around 10:30 am the next morning after Flack was angry with her for contacting an ambulance about concerns that she was "clearly broken down."

She said, “Caroline talked to her family about coming the next day because she wanted us to go. She was pretty angry with us. She didn't want us there. & # 39;

She told the investigation, "We were always nervous about calling the police because they didn't trust the police and they didn't want anything to come out that looked like they were going to break down."

The court heard that the deceased was born Caroline Louise Flack on November 9, 1979 in Enfield. She was a television presenter and died on February 15 at her home in Stoke Newington.

Pathologist Professor Michael Sheaff found that Flack died from hanging.

Photo & # 39; Bloody crime scene & # 39;

In coverage of Flack's case, a photo of a bloody crime scene came up that was mentioned in today's investigation.

Flack's mother, Chris, told Ms. Grosberg during live evidence that her daughter had told her that Lewis Burton had sent the picture to one of his former friends.

It was later published by some parts of the press.

Chris Flack said, “Lewis sent the photo of the blood to his friend. That killed her. & # 39;

Mrs. Grosberg replied: “As far as I know, this is the honest truth of God. She never said a word to me that he sold the photo or gave it to an ex-girlfriend. I was never told that. & # 39;

Flack's mother replied, "She told me and it was devastating that she found out."

Louise Teasdale with Flack in London on February 17th 2020

Caroline and Jody Flack at an Oxfam event in London in 2014. Jody will be following today's video link

Louise Teasdale with Flack in London on February 17th 2020 (left). Louise was a friend of the presenter and found her body. On the right are Caroline and Jody Flack at an Oxfam event in London in 2014. Jody will be following today's action via video link

"Show Trial" Claims

Flack's management team criticized the CPS for holding a "show trial" which led to a review of her death.

However, the CPS found that the case was being handled "appropriately".

Flack's mother said her daughter's legal team and psychologist had warned of the former Strictly champion's potential to commit suicide.

She also said the claim was denied by both Mr. Burton and Flack and was "totally inconsistent with the injury Mr. Burton sustained".

Lisa Ramsarran, an assistant chief prosecutor in north London, told the investigation that the CPS had initially suggested that Flack be warned, but police had pressed for a charge of assault.

The first prosecutor to review the evidence, using the Code, concluded that there was enough evidence to support an actual assault charge, but that Caroline Flack, for admitting, felt caution was appropriate Disposal, ”she said.

Ms. Ramsarran said domestic violence allegations, like those with Flack and Mr. Burton, should be treated "particularly seriously."

She said guidelines state that it is the exception or rare to exercise caution in cases of domestic abuse.

The decision to charge Flack with assault was made by CPS Attorney General Ed Beltrami.

Ms. Ramsarran went through the details of the case and said, “There was evidence that Burton had a broken head and that Caroline Flack was beaten up.

"It was also suggested on the call that Caroline Flack was trying to kill him and he asked for police assistance at the address."

She said there was evidence that he was struck by a lamp – earlier in the investigation, Flack's family denied it.

Ms. Ramsarran said, “Mr. Burton reported to the police at the time that he had been hit with a lamp.

& # 39; He was later forwarded to an officer when he was in the property's bedroom … he reported to officers that the desk lamp was being used.

Caroline said in her police interview that she used her phone to cause Mr. Burton's injury.

I think the general position regarding law enforcement is that Mr Burton was hit in the head with an object.

"It wasn't clear if it was the lamp or the phone, but the charge is that he was hit in the head so hard that he was bleeding profusely when the police arrived when the police arrived."

Flack with her boyfriend Lewis Burton one evening in London in 2019

Flack with her boyfriend Lewis Burton one evening in London in 2019

Ms. Ramsarran said that although there was controversy over whether Mr. Burton was hit with a phone, fan, or desk lamp, prosecution against Caroline Flack "always persisted that Mr. Burton was hit with an object that had enough force to cause an injury ".

She told the investigation, “The evidence recorded on the material worn on the body (by the police) showed an injury that was severely bleeding from Mr. Burton.

& # 39; There was no evidence to disprove that it was a phone (which was used by Flack).

“However, what was a problem in the case – which was resolved by Caroline's legal team – is that the violence used was not unlawful.

"In this case, the issue is not what Mr. Burton was hit with, but whether the act of hitting him was an accident, as it was the defense, or whether it was intentional, which the prosecution was."

Ms. Ramsarran told investigators that they looked into Flack's mental health when the case was first examined by CPS Direct, including evidence that the television personality injured himself on the scene when she allegedly assaulted Mr. Burton.

She was later examined in a hospital mental health department but told medics that she did not have any mental health problems at the time, Ms. Ramsarran said.

She added: “Your risk was classified as 'low' at this point.

& # 39; It was confirmed that there were no thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm.

"This report was prepared by psychiatric liaison nurses at the hospital where Caroline was taken."

Flack's alleged attack

Lisa Ramsarran, an assistant prosecutor for the Crown in north London, went through details of the case while investigating Caroline Flack and said: “There was evidence that Burton had a broken head and that Caroline Flack was beaten.

"It was also suggested on the call that Caroline Flack was trying to kill him and he asked for police assistance at the address."

She said there was evidence that he was struck by a lamp – earlier in the investigation, Flack's family denied it.

Ms. Ramsarran said, “Mr. Burton reported to the police at the time that he had been hit with a lamp.

& # 39; He was later forwarded to an officer when he was in the property's bedroom … he reported to officers that the desk lamp was being used.

Caroline said in her police interview that she used her phone to cause Mr. Burton's injury.

I think the general position regarding law enforcement is that Mr Burton was hit in the head with an object.

"It wasn't clear if it was the lamp or the phone, but the charge is that he was hit in the head so hard that he was bleeding profusely when the police arrived when the police arrived."

Ms. Ramsarran said prosecutors initially determined that the evidence test for a charge against Caroline Flack had been fulfilled but the public interest had not been fulfilled on the basis of Flack's recording.

She said, “I understand that the police did not consider this (a caution) to be an appropriate disposal in this case.

“I think there was a suggestion that she hadn't hit Lewis Burton over the head first, then that he had read text messages on his phone that she believed confirmed her allegiance to him.

The wellness doctor was called to Flack for help the night before her first appearance in court because she feared she was in a "crisis".

A wellness doctor was called to help Caroline Flack the night before her first appearance in court because she feared the former Love Island presenter was “in the middle of a crisis”.

Dr. Tamsin Lewis of Lanserhof Clinic in Mayfair said she was contacted by a team from Flack on December 17, 2019, ahead of her court appearance, where she was accused of assaulting her boyfriend, former tennis player and model, Lewis Burton.

In a written statement, Dr. Lewis how Flack was "incredibly desperate" in the London hotel room and needed some sleeping pills.

Dr. Lewis, who said she didn't know the former Strictly Come Dancing winner's celebrity, said: "I was shown to her room – she was very desperate and tearful. She flipped through the media reports on her cell phone.

"She had a bandaged finger and said she damaged her hand in an argument with her boyfriend, but said it was nothing more than a love affair made with alcohol."

Dr. Lewis said she "spent most of the time listening to their concerns about the current media storm," as well as providing details about their relationships and family.

Dr. Lewis said, “Her mood seemed to be bad with a reactive effect, for example every time her phone notified her.

& # 39; She reported having feelings of panic all day … a sense of impending doom. It did not indicate suicidal thoughts.

She said she drank too much to numb herself. She said sleep was impossible. & # 39;

Dr. Lewis said Flack told her she was using recreational drugs socially, but not recently.

Dr. Lewis said she received a message from Flack a few days later while on vacation saying, "How can a person handle this?"

Flack denied assaulting her boyfriend, a charge Mr Burton said he was also very interested in seeing them dumped.

The investigation heard how it initially thought the case could be dropped, but noted that prosecutors would move the process forward in March, just before she died of suicide on February 15, 2020.

Carolines Version der Ereignisse war, dass sie Mr. Burton auf den Kopf geklopft hatte, zuerst auf das Bein, um ihn aufzuwecken, und dann in einer flippigen Geste Kontakt mit seinem Kopf aufgenommen hatte, als sie noch ihr Telefon in der Hand hatte.

"Sie war danach überrascht, eine Verletzung zu sehen, die dann blutete."

Frau Ramsarran sagte, obwohl es Streit darüber gab, ob Herr Burton mit einem Telefon, einem Ventilator oder einer Schreibtischlampe getroffen wurde, blieb die Strafverfolgung gegen Caroline Flack "immer bestehen, dass Herr Burton mit einem Gegenstand getroffen wurde, der genug Kraft hatte, um eine Verletzung zu verursachen".

Sie erzählte der Untersuchung: „Die Beweise, die auf dem (von der Polizei) am Körper getragenen Material aufgezeichnet wurden, zeigten eine Verletzung, die von Herrn Burton stark blutete.

'Es gab keine Beweise, die widerlegten, dass es sich um ein Telefon handelte (das von Flack benutzt wurde).

„Was jedoch in dem Fall ein Problem war – das von Carolines Anwaltsteam geklärt wurde – ist, dass die angewandte Gewalt nicht rechtswidrig war.

"In diesem Fall geht es nicht darum, womit Herr Burton getroffen wurde, sondern darum, ob die Aktion, ihn zu schlagen, ein Unfall war, wie es der Verteidigungsfall war, oder ob es beabsichtigt war, was die Strafverfolgung war."

Lewis Burtons Aussage

Flacks ehemaliger Freund Lewis Burton sagte heute in einer schriftlichen Erklärung vor Gericht: „Als ich Caroline das letzte Mal sah, war sie sehr verärgert, tatsächlich am Boden zerstört, sie war emotional nicht an einem guten Ort.

Manchmal sprach sie davon, sich das Leben zu nehmen, wenn sie extrem verärgert war. Die Medien verprügelten ständig ihren Charakter, schrieben verletzende Geschichten … und verfolgten sie im Allgemeinen täglich.

"Was sie am meisten beunruhigte, war der Polizeifall und der Verlust ihres Präsentationsjobs auf Love Island sowie die Unfähigkeit, mich zu sehen."

Es wurde nicht vor Gericht angegeben, als Herr Burton Flack das letzte Mal sah.

Jody Flack kritisierte auch die Berichterstattung in den Medien über ihre Schwester und sagte zu der heutigen Untersuchung: "Sie wurde auf der Vorderseite der Zeitungen als" Mörderin "und" Missbraucherin "bezeichnet." Die Presse und die Öffentlichkeit empfanden dies als einen sehr unterhaltsamen Blickwinkel und gerieten außer Kontrolle.

„Ihr Leben und ihr Ruf, an deren Aufbau sie hart gearbeitet hat, fielen auseinander … wegen einer falschen Anschuldigung. Wir waren davon überzeugt, dass es ihr nicht passieren würde, wenn sie nicht in der Öffentlichkeit gesehen würde. Im schlimmsten Fall war ihre Karriere und ihr Ruf, die für sie so wertvoll waren, weggenommen worden. & # 39;

Sie sagte, Teile der Presse "verfolgten sie" und hätten die Nachbarn bezahlt, um sie über ihre Bewegungen zu informieren.

Jody sagte: »Caroline hat die letzten Monate ihres Lebens damit verbracht, sich im Haus zu verstecken, Angst vor dem Missbrauch. Caroline schien am Tag vor ihrem Tod sehr traurig zu sein – sie schien ihren Kampf verloren zu haben. & # 39;

Flacks Familie hatte während des bevorstehenden Prozesses zunehmend Bedenken hinsichtlich ihres psychischen Zustands, während Herr Burton auch den Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) bat, den Fall fallen zu lassen.

Her death sparked grief among celebrity friends, coworkers and fans, who referenced one of Flack's social media posts from December asking people to be "friendly."

Könnten Sanitäter mehr getan haben?

Der Sanitäter Tony Rumore, der am Freitag, dem 14. Februar, zu Flacks Adresse gerufen wurde, beschrieb, wie die frühere Moderatorin von Love Island den Versuch bestritt, sich umzubringen.

Er sagte: „Zu dieser Zeit konnte sie aufstehen, sie war wachsam, sie war leicht träge. Sie verwischte ihre Worte nicht und konnte ihre Worte herausbringen.

„Wir haben sie gebeten, offen zu legen, was sie genommen hat. Sie sagten, sie hätte Tabletten genommen. Sie sagte, es gäbe an diesem Abend keinen Alkohol und bestritt, etwas anderes zu nehmen.

"Wir haben Caroline gefragt, ob sie beabsichtige, sich selbst zu verletzen oder umzubringen. Sie sagte, es sei nur ein Versuch, zu schlafen und dem Stress zu entkommen, unter dem sie stand."

Der Rettungssanitäter Rumore sagte, Flack wurde geraten, mit ihnen ins Krankenhaus zu gehen, um ihre körperliche und geistige Gesundheit zu überwachen.

Er sagte zu der Untersuchung: „Zu diesem Zeitpunkt sagte Caroline, sie würde unerbittlich nicht ins Krankenhaus gehen und wollte zu Hause bleiben. Wir haben einige der Risiken durchlaufen – Depressionen, Organversagen und Tod.

„Bei offensichtlich so viel Stress in ihrem Leben kann es auch sehr schädlich für ihre geistige Gesundheit sein, kein Unterstützungsnetzwerk zu haben.

"Unsere Empfehlung war immer, ins Krankenhaus zu gehen, aber Caroline entschied, dass sie nicht gehen wollte."

Der Sanitäter Herr Rumore wurde gefragt, ob es angesichts ihres Prominentenstatus eine Diskussion darüber gibt, wie Flack zu behandeln ist.

Er sagte zu der Anfrage: „Ich wusste nicht, wer sie war, ich sprach sie als Jody an, nur so kannte ich sie. Sie stellte sich als Jody vor. & # 39;

Der Gerichtsmediziner fragte: "Hat jemand gesagt, dass es als bekannte Person ein Problem gibt, dass sie erkannt wird, wenn sie ins Krankenhaus geht?"

Herr Rumore antwortete: "Wir wussten, dass es Probleme mit der Privatsphäre gibt."

Der Sanitäter sagte, er schlug Flacks Freunden vor, bei ihr zu übernachten und Flack am Morgen mit ihrem Hausarzt zu sprechen – etwas, dem der ehemalige Star von Love Island zugestimmt hatte.

Er sagte: „Was wir beschrieben haben, war ohne Zweifel das erste Mal am Morgen, sie würde mit ihrem Hausarzt sprechen. Das wurde vereinbart. & # 39;

The 40-year-old former Love Island and X Factor star was found hanged on February 15, 2020 at her home in Stoke Newington, northeast London

The 40-year-old former Love Island and X Factor star was found hanged on February 15, 2020 at her home in Stoke Newington, northeast London

Die Gerichtsmedizinerin Mary Hassell antwortete: "Haben Sie gesagt, Sie müssen bei ihr bleiben, bis sie in der Praxis des Allgemeinarztes ist?"

Mr Rumore replied: 'It could have been worth having a discussion (with the friends) saying we need to make sure she gets there, but that was not our original plan – we wanted her in hospital that night.'

He agreed there would have been benefit in having a discussion with the friends to stay with Flack until she was seen by the GP.

Mr Rumore said it was not possible to detain Flack under the Mental Health Act.

He said: 'She could be sectioned if she was in a public place, but in her own place of safety she could not be detained – she was in her own home at the time.'

Ms Grosberg, giving evidence at the inquest again after the lunch break, said the paramedics said she and Flack's other friends needed to 'babysit' her.

'She (Flack) was a danger in her behaviour and she wasn't in her right mind,' she said. 'The responsibility of a medical professional is to look after a person, not to ask her friends to babysit her.'

Mr Rumore said it was his recollection that he was not told about Flack's previous suicidal tendencies by her friends.

But looking back on the incident with hindsight, he told the inquest: 'We did want a better outcome and make sure we are as thorough as possible.'

His colleague, whose name was not given in court, described being at Flack's home for 'about 45 minutes to an hour' the night before she died, after being called by friends concerned by the presenter's ingestion of some tablets.

The female paramedic said: 'We recommended she (Flack) go with us (to hospital). She was quite blunt in saying she did not want to go to hospital.

'We had to figure out what the best option was. She said she didn't want to go due to privacy and that the media found out last time. She wasn't very forthgiving (sic) with any information.'

The female paramedic said there was no suggestion Caroline Flack had a history of self-harm.

She told the inquest: 'For me, she had taken some medications for trying to sleep.

'Whether that was the truth or not, that's what I was provided. At that moment I didn't believe she was at risk of suicide or self-harm.'

Her death sparked grief among celebrity friends, coworkers and fans, who referenced one of Flack's social media posts from December asking people to be "friendly."

Her suicide was the last to be linked to Love Island after candidates Mike Thalassitis, 26, died in March 2019 and Sophie Gradon, 32, died in June 2018.

Miss Gradon's boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, 25, died three weeks after finding his girlfriend.

To contact the Samaritans call 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org or visit https://www.samaritans.org/

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