‘SHE’S TRIED TO KILL ME’
● Frantic 999 call after ‘attack’ ● Star can’t see lover until March
CAROLINE Flack allegedly smashed a lamp over her boyfriend’s head as he lay in bed and their home looked like a “scene from a horror movie”, a court was told yesterday.
CAROLINE Flack last night vowed to tell her side of the story after a court heard she allegedly smashed a lamp over her boyfriend’s head.
She was said to have struck Lewis Burton as he lay in bed over fears he was cheating.
Mr Burton, who was in court yesterday, told of his “heartbreak” at not being able to see her over Christmas due to a court order.
Flack, 40, put her head in her hands as she was released on bail with conditions that stop her having any contact with her boyfriend ahead of a trial on March 4.
The court heard Mr Burton,
27, was left “covered in blood” with “a significant head injury” after Flack read messages on his phone as he slept, said the prosecutor.
He told a police call operator
“she’s tried to kill me” and that
Flack was “going mad” when he called 999, the court heard.
Police who arrived at her house in Islington, north London, at just after 5.30am said it looked like a “scene from a horror movie”.
The television presenter, who was drenched in blood, had smashed a glass and had two cuts to her left wrist, said prosecutor Katie Weiss.
When police got there the Love Island host threatened to kill herself, the court heard.
She flipped a table over and had to be pinned to the ground.
Flack pleaded not guilty to assault by beating at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in north London. Tennis coach Mr Burton told police she was “beating him up” and was “almost begging” officers to come to his aid as he “repeatedly asked for help” during the 999 call, the court heard.
Ms Weiss said of the conversation between a 999 operator and Mr Burton: “It is clear the defendant is manipulative towards him.
“She calls him an a**hole and vile and says he has ruined her life when she has ruined her own life by committing the assault.”
The presenter broke down in tears in the dock.
Her lawyer, Paul Morris, said that Mr Burton “has never supported this prosecution” and does not consider himself a victim.
Flack stepped down from the upcoming South Africanbased winter series of hit ITV2 show Love Island after she was charged.
After the hearing, the star wrote on social media: “Thankfully I know a lot of you will not believe all that you have heard and read following today’s court hearing.
“Thank you for your continued support and love .... it’s going to be a relief when I am able to give my side of the story, when I’m allowed to x.”
Mr Burton wrote on Instagram: “It’s heartbreaking I can’t see my girlfriend over Christmas. Arguments do happen every day in every relationship. Gutted I am not allowed to protect her.”
‘He was almost begging for cops to come’
ATTACK CHARGE: Flack keeps her head down as she arrives at court