Saturday 18 August 2018

Daughter of former Coronation Street star found dead at popular UK festival, murder investigation launched

Claire Hayhurst

The daughter of former Coronation Street and Taggart star John Michie died at Bestival, his agent has confirmed.

A 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Louella Michie, 25, at the Dorset music festival in the early hours of Monday.

Louella Michie Photo: Facebook
Louella Michie Photo: Facebook

In a statement, Michie's agent said: "Sadly, I can confirm the tragic death of John Michie's daughter, Louella, at Bestival.

"John and his wife Carol ask that the privacy of their family be respected at this traumatic time."

John Michie's agent confirmed the news
John Michie's agent confirmed the news

Police at the four-day music festival were alerted just before 1am on Monday to concerns for the welfare of Miss Michie, from London.

Following a search, her body was discovered in a wooded area on the edge of the site in Lulworth, Dorset.

In a statement, Bestival said: "Following today's news announcement, the team at Bestival are devastated to hear about this tragic news.

"We continue to support the police in their ongoing investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with all the woman's family and friends."

Festival founder Rob da Bank tweeted a link to the statement, which was posted on the festival's Facebook page.

The DJ organises the festival, which took place for the first time on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset this year, with his wife Josie da Bank.

Dorset Police said the 28-year-old man had been arrested "to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances".

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