Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton is seen for FIRST TIME since her ...

Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton was seen for the first time on Saturday morning since the presenter was arrested for assault. 

Departing his own house in Sidcup, the 6ft 4in tennis player, 27, kept a low-profile while zipping away in a Range Rover, while Caroline, 40, is yet to be seen. 

It was reported that Lewis outed 'I was normal till I met her' as she was arrested and charged with assault after an alleged fight at her home, it has been claimed. 

Shock: Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton was seen for the first time on Saturday morning since the presenter was arrested for assault

Shock: Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton was seen for the first time on Saturday morning since the presenter was arrested for assault

Police were called to Flack's home in Islington, north London, in the early hours of Thursday morning to reports of a man being assaulted.  

Love Island star Flack will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on December 23 charged with assault by beating. 

Eyewitnesses have described 'total chaos' outside Flack's home as police arrived to diffuse the situation between her and her 27-year-old boyfriend. 

The former professional tennis player is said to have shouted at police as he was led away, while Flack was reportedly left in need of hospital treatment after accidentally cutting herself on broken glass during the incident. 

Shock: It was reported that Lewis outed 'I was normal till I met her' as she was arrested and charged with assault after an alleged fight at her home, it has been claimed (pictured in October)

Shock: It was reported that Lewis outed 'I was normal till I met her' as she was arrested and charged with assault after an alleged fight at her home, it has been claimed (pictured in October) 

One police officer was pictured leaving Flack's property carrying a first response kit

In exclusive pictures obtained by MailOnline, police were seen securing Caroline's home in Islington, north London on Friday following her arrest

In exclusive pictures obtained by MailOnline, police (officer seen left) were seen securing Caroline's home (right) on Friday following her arrest 

According to an eyewitness who spoke to The Daily Star, Mr Burton is said to have shouted at police as they escorted him to a waiting car: 'Bruv, I was normal until I met her.'

While other neighbours described 'police cars everywhere' and shocking scenes despite the couple seeming like 'they've been getting on well'. 

Louise Silver, 36, told MailOnline: 'It was total chaos. There were police cars everywhere. At first I thought it might have been a terrorist incident but then I looked out and saw police going into Flack's home. They brought her out soon after.' 

Police were called to Flack's home in Islington, north London , in the early hours of yesterday morning to reports of a man being assaulted (she is pictured with boyfriend Lewis Burton in October)

Police were called to Flack's home in Islington, north London , in the early hours of yesterday morning to reports of a man being assaulted (she is pictured with boyfriend Lewis Burton in October)

The TV presenter's arrest has thrown ITV's first ever winter version of Love Island into doubt, with filming due to start in South Africa on January 8 (she is pictured on the latest series of Love Island)

The TV presenter's arrest has thrown ITV's first ever winter version of Love Island into doubt, with filming due to start in South Africa on January 8 (she is pictured on the latest series of Love Island)

Anton Smith added: 'There must have been around six police cars and a police van. We see Caroline and her boyfriend coming in and out of the house and around the area.

'It must have been around 5am and it was total chaos. I was on my way to work and didn't know what was going on. It was only when I got home that somebody in the block told me she'd been arrested.' 

And speaking to The Sun, which learnt of Flack requiring hospital treatment, another neighbour said: 'There were several police cars at Caroline’s house. I know Caroline and this new man. She’s very friendly and always speaks to us. I hope things sort themselves out.' 

Shocking: Caroline Flack, 40, was arrested and charged with assault by beating on Friday following a fight at the London home she shares with boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27 (pictured in November)

Shocking: Caroline Flack, 40, was arrested and charged with assault by beating on Friday following a fight at the London home she shares with boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27 (pictured in November)

Eyewitnesses have described 'total chaos' outside Flack's home as police arrived to diffuse the situation between her and her 27-year-old former professional tennis player boyfriend

The TV presenter's arrest has thrown ITV's first ever winter version of Love Island into doubt, with filming due to start in South Africa on January 8 (pictured, police at the scene)

Eyewitnesses have described 'total chaos' outside Flack's home as police arrived to diffuse the situation between her and her 27-year-old former professional tennis player boyfriend (pictured, police at the scene)

Flack and Mr Burton are pictured together in August. ITV have not yet commented on her arrest

Flack and Mr Burton are pictured together in August. ITV have not yet commented on her arrest

Flack's good friend Dawn O’Porter, who she met in 2010 when filming I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, threw her support behind the Love Island star following the arrest

Flack's good friend Dawn O’Porter, who she met in 2010 when filming I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, threw her support behind the Love Island star following the arrest

The TV presenter's arrest has thrown ITV's first ever winter version of Love Island into doubt, with filming due to start in South Africa on January 8.   

And a source close to the show told The Sun the incident was an 'absolute nightmare' so near to the start of the new series. 

Flack was due to jet off on location with a brand new batch of contestants in the first week of January but it is not clear whether she will still be able to go. ITV have not yet commented on her arrest.

The man, believed to be her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, reports the Daily Star. 

Flack's good friend Dawn O’Porter, who she met in 2010 when filming I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, threw her support behind the Love Island star following the arrest. 

She said on Twitter: 'Woken up to some really hard news about my friend Caroline Flack. Who I love very very much. 

'I will wait until I know the facts before I make a judgement, and I urge you to do the same. This cancel culture doesn’t help anyone. 

'You weren’t there. You don’t know. That’s it.' 

Flack's charge comes just a days after her ex-fiance Andrew Brady branded their relationship 'toxic' and claimed it 'could have killed him'.   

Caroline Flack could face up to six months in prison if she's guilty of assault by beating 

There are three forms of assault: Common assault, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm. 

Under section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, a common assault is committed when they inflict violence on someone or make that person believe they are being attacked. 

They do not have to physically attack the person, spitting or raising a fist would suffice.  

But if violence is used in the assault they can be charged with assault by beating.  

The maximum sentence allowed by law for common assault is six months imprisonment, and cases can only be heard in the magistrates' court.

An eyewitness told the Star: 'There have been police outside since 5.30am and [Caroline's] boyfriend Lewis Burton has been taken away.

'There were six police cars including a van. I thought a criminal had escaped but then saw them running into her house. They were in there for over two hours.'  

A member of the public who runs a business near Flack's London property said CCTV had shown a number of police vehicles and 'blue flashing lights' in the early hours of Thursday. 

Six police cars were pictured outside the house early on Thursday, with images obtained by MailOnline showing officers securing the house and carrying first response kits soon after. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'Caroline Flack, 40, of Islington was charged on Friday, 13 December with assault by beating. 

'She will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday, 23 December. 

'This follows an incident at approximately 05:25hrs on Thursday, 12 December after reports of a man being assaulted. He was not seriously injured.'

The man was treated by paramedics and a London Ambulance Service spokesman said: 'We were called yesterday (Thursday 12 December) at 5.28am to reports of a person unwell in Islington.

'We sent an ambulance to the scene and took a person to hospital.'

A representative for Flack confirmed she was involved in a 'private domestic incident' but refused to comment further.  

They said in a statement: 'We confirm that police attended Caroline's home following a private domestic incident.

'She is co-operating with the appropriate people to resolve matters. We will not be making any further comment for legal reasons.'

An ITV spokesman added: 'We're not commenting on this story.'    

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