She was arrested in December for assault and was charged with attacking Burton, 27, with a lamp at their home in Islington. Katie Weiss, prosecuting, told that court that Burton had “received significant injury to his head”.
“He said he had been asleep and was hit over the head by Caroline with a lamp, causing a visible cut to his head,” Weiss said. “She had also smashed a glass and had sustained an injury.”
Weiss said police officers found the couple covered in blood when they arrived at the scene.
But Burton had not supported the prosecution, according to Flack’s lawyer, Paul Morris.
I thought received wisdom on domestic assault was that the police and CPS should always prosecute, no matter if the victim agreed or not, pour encourager les autres? To send the message that domestic abuse is a crime worthy of punishment?
Or does the fact that the victim was male change that? It shouldn’t, should it?