Not guilty plea over drugs death of John Michie’s daughter

Louella Fletcher-Michie died at the Bestival music festival after taking party drug 2CP. Picture: Zoe Barling/PA Wire
Louella Fletcher-Michie died at the Bestival music festival after taking party drug 2CP. Picture: Zoe Barling/PA Wire

A 29-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie who died after taking party drug 2CP at the Bestival music festival.

Ceon Broughton, of Enfield, north London, appeared at Winchester Crown Court where he entered his plea in connection with the death of Louella Fletcher-Michie.

The 25-year-old was found dead in a wooded area on the edge of the Bestival site at Lulworth Castle in Dorset just before 1am on 11 September 2017.

Broughton also entered not guilty pleas to three charges of supplying the psychedelic drug to Ms Fletcher-Michie at the festival and also to her and another person at Glastonbury Festival earlier that year.

Broughton was released on unconditional bail until the trial which is listed to start on 4 February 2019.

In a statement released through Mr Michie’s agent shortly after his daughter’s death, the family said: “Our hearts are broken by this horrific tragedy.

“Louella inspired all who knew her with her joy of life. The family would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt tributes and messages.”

Ex-Coronation Street and Taggart actor Mr Michie, 61, and his wife Carol - a former Hot Gossip singer - have two other children, Daisy and Sam.