Caroline Flack wanted to plead guilty to common assault charge – if she had she might still be alive: KATIE HIND reveals heartbreaking twist as Love Island presenter’s inquest approaches
- Caroline Flack was ready to plead guilty to common assault charge before death
- Love Island presenter did not want police bodycam footage to be made public
- The inquest into Flack’s death in February aged 40 is set to begin shortly
- To contact The Samaritans call 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
It’s a phrase that will haunt Caroline Flack’s nearest and dearest for ever.
The TV presenter told them she would ‘rather die’ than see police bodycam footage of her on the night she hit her boyfriend with a lamp made public in court.
The recording shows her covered in her own blood, crying like a baby after the attack – for which she was charged with common assault – and has been described as ‘like a horror movie’.
Caroline Flack felt she was public property with thousands of photos of her on social media
Caroline’s final Instagram post was a set of Polaroid pictures of her with her beloved pug Ruby
While her family, friends and fans were in no doubt that Flack was struggling to come to terms with losing her job, her home, the love of her life, and perhaps her dignity, as a result of her arrest last December, they could have had little idea that she really meant she’d ‘rather die’.
Her fears that the lurid images of her, severely distressed, barely clothed and with self-inflicted cuts, would be put into the public domain have been described as one of the contributing factors behind her taking her own life at the age of 40 in February.
This is one of the heart-wrenching details that is expected to emerge at the forthcoming inquest into her death, laying bare the final months in the life of the vivacious, much-loved presenter of ITV’s Love Island.
The inquest into Caroline’s death at the age of 40 in February is due to begin soon
To contact The Samaritans call 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org