Caroline Flack 's twin sister Jody battled to save her life, the star's inquest heard today
Former Love Island presenter Caroline was found hanged at her home in Stoke Newington, north-east London, on February 15, aged 40.
The first witness statement at the inquest today was that of Stephen Teasdale, father of Flack’s friend Louise, who said he went to the scene after Flack’s sister Jody phoned to say she could not get in to Flack’s address.
He said: “We came to the flat and tried to force entry. We thought about phoning the police but knew the landlady … We got the key and let ourselves into the flat.”
Mr Teasdale said he found Flack’s lifeless body, hanged.
He said: “I brought her (down) and Jody started CPR.
“We were giving CPR for somewhere between five and ten minutes, then the police took over.”
Caroline's inquest also heard today that she left a 'handwritten note' on day of her death.
During the inquest, paramedic David O’Toole said he entered the property on the day of Caroline's death and saw two women distraught on a sofa.
He said the victim appeared to have been “dead for a number of hours”.
He said the women said they last saw her alive at 10.30am that day.
One of the crew pointed to a handwritten note placed on an open magazine on the coffee table.
It referenced, positively, “Lewis”, believed to be Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton.
Caroline had been due to stand trial for assaulting her boyfriend, former tennis player and model Lewis Burton in December, after police arriving at the bloodstained scene described it looking like “a horror movie”.
She immediately stepped back from presenting duties.
Flack’s family had increased concerns about her mental state as the trial loomed, while Mr Burton also pleaded with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to drop the case.
Flack’s inquest was opened and adjourned during a four-minute hearing in Poplar, east London, on February 19 when the coroner heard the celebrity was found “lying on her back”.
She was declared dead at the scene and her body was identified by sister Jody.
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