The family of Caroline Flack have released an unpublished Instagram post that the Norfolk TV presenter wrote just days before her death.

In the post, she wrote that her "whole world and future had been swept from under her feet" following her arrest for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

She also said that she "took responsibility for what happened that night" but added that it was an accident and she "was NOT a domestic abuser."

Caroline had been advised not to share the message on social media, but her mum Chris has now released it to the Eastern Daily Press newspaper so that people can read her daughter's words.

The message on the front page of the EDP. Credit: EDP/ITV News Anglia
  • Caroline's message in full

For a lot of people, being arrested for common assault is an extreme way to have some sort of spiritual awakening but for me it's become the normal.

Caroline Flack
Caroline's inquest opened on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Miss Flack's inquest opened on Wednesday morning, four days after the Love Island presenter was found dead by at home in east London.

Police had been driving through Stoke Newington on Saturday when they were flagged down.

The provisional cause of death was given as suspension by ligature.

The inquest heard police officers and paramedics tried to resuscitate her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her body was identified by her sister, Jody Flack.

The hearing, which lasted four minutes, was adjourned until August 5.

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