louella-death

UK actor’s daughter who was found dead at Bestival showed ‘no signs of assault’

The tragic incident is being investigated

The body of a young woman who was found dead at Bestival, Dorset, showed ‘no clear signs of assault’, the police have said.

Louella Fletcher-Michie, the 25-year-old daughter of Holby City and ex-Coronation Street actor John Michie, was discovered dead in a woodland on the fringe of the yearly festival.

A 28-year-old man, believed to be a friend of the late woman, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder, and he is now being questioned on suspicion of supplying a class A drug, police confirmed. He remains in custody.

Louella Fletcher-Michie

Louella Fletcher-Michie

A toxicology report will take place in the next few weeks to determine whether Ms Fletcher-Michie’s body contained traces of substances.

DCI Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police, said: ‘Detectives are working tirelessly to investigate the full circumstances surrounding this tragic death.

‘A post mortem examination took place that was inconclusive and therefore we need to undertake a number of other examinations before we can establish why she died.

‘The 28-year-old man arrested is in addition being interviewed on suspicion of supply of a controlled drug.

‘He remains in custody today under caution in order to assist officers with the investigation. He was known to Louella.

‘We continue to work with the festival organisers and our thoughts are with Louella’s family at this extremely difficult time. We would ask that their privacy is respected.’

Soap actor Mr Michie described his daughter’s death as a ‘tragic accident’ to The Sun.

‘We’ve lost our angel. It’s not murder – they were friends,’ he told the publication. ‘It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident.


‘She touched so many lives. She was so very positive, so bright, so out there. She had such energy. The tributes to her have been incredible.’


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