‘No link’ between police action and Flack’s death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Caroline Flack won a British Academy Television Award for Love Island in 2018

A watchdog has decided there is no need to investigate police contact with Caroline Flack before her death.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct said there was no indication of a “causal link” between the actions of police and the presenter’s death.

Officers last had contact with the 40 -year-old on 13 December when she was in custody following an alleged assault.

The ex-Love Island host, who took her own life in February, denied charges she had assaulted her boyfriend.

The Metropolitan Police had referred itself to the police watchdog following Flack’s death on 15 February.

It is standard practice for a referral to be made when a person who had recent contact with police died, the Met said.

But the watchdog decided there was “no indication of a causal link – directly or indirectly – between the actions or omissions of the police and Caroline Flack’s tragic death”.

It added in a statement, that policemen had arranged for her to see a health professional while she was in custody, and that “relevant policy and procedure was followed to give her further guidance.”

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