Matthew Steeples suggests that both the press and the legal system have a lot to answer for in the wake of the death of Caroline Flack
The media created her and the media took her away. Caroline Flack, in spite of plainly being a very troubled lady in other regards, was most definitely destroyed by both the press and the legal system.
In December, I recall sitting with a leading barrister on the day Miss Flack was due in court. We discussed the story of her arrest and aside from my pointing out that the police ludicrously overreacted in sending so many police cars to process an essentially minor alleged crime, the legal eagle I mention said something telling. In commenting: “They’ll kill her,” my friend sadly predicted the outcome we now all know and very much regret.
Miss Flack’s on-off boyfriend ‘victim’ was not prepared to give evidence against her, yet magistrates imposed conditions limiting contact between them. I, for one, hope that those very people wake up and examine their consciences this morning. They certainly have blood on their hands.