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Was CPS under pressure to pursue Caroline Flack 'show trial'?


Added 02-17-20 12:36:03pm EST - “Nazir Afzal, former Crown Prosecution Service prosecutor in the North West, spoke out amid criticism of the CPS for continuing with an assault case against the late Love Island host Caroline Flack.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Was CPS under pressure to pursue Caroline Flack 'show trial'?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Only 10 per cent of the 750,000 reports of domestic abuse in Britain last year ended in prosecution, a former chief prosecutor has said.

Nazir Afzal spoke out amid criticism of the Crown Prosecution Service for continuing with an assault case against the late Love Island presenter Caroline Flack.

The former CPS prosecutor in the North West said there were 750,000 reports of domestic violence last year to police, but only 75,000 were prosecuted.

Mr Afzal added that just 75 per cent of those were convicted, and more than 120 domestic homicides were prosecuted without any victim evidence.

Miss Flack, who was described as 'vulnerable' by her management, had pleaded not guilty to assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton at her former flat in December. 

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