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Caroline Flack 'show trial' probed: CPS opens investigation into decisions to proceed with domestic abuse case taken before Love Island host's tragic suicide Flack, 40, killed herself just one day after finding out the CPS was pursuing case  Her boyfriend Lewis Burton, aged 27, has said he 'never supported' a prosecution In the days after her death her management team described her as 'vulnerable'  It said the CPS should 'look at themselves' following her death on February 15

By James Wood For Mailonline

Published: 23:18 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 01:42 GMT, 4 March 2020

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An investigation is to be launched into whether prosecutors were right to press ahead with Caroline Flack's 'show trial' following her death. 

The Love Island host killed herself on February 15 just one day after she found out the Crown Prosecution Service was pursuing the court case against her. 

There will now be 'a post-case review panel conducted by a deputy chief crown prosecutor' to determine whether it should have pursued the case, a freedom of information request has revealed. 

It follows criticism over the CPS's handling of the case, including from Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton who said he 'never supported' a prosecution. 

Caroline Flack pictured leaving Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in North London in December 2019

Caroline Flack pictured leaving Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in North London in December 2019

The decision follows criticism over the CPS's handling of the case, including from Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton (pictured together) who said he 'never supported' a prosecution

The decision follows criticism over the CPS's handling of the case, including from Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton (pictured together) who said he 'never supported' a prosecution

A spokesman for the CPS told the Mirror: 'The review will look at the general CPS handling of the case and, obviously, the decisions behind charging is part of that.' 

In the days after her death Flack's management team described her as 'vulnerable' and criticised the CPS for pushing ahead with the case despite her boyfriend Lewis Burton saying he did not want to press charges. 

He had said she hit him with a lamp at her former home in Islington in December and as part of her bail conditions the pair were banned from contacting each other. 

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