Monday 18 November 2019

Man held after daughter of TV actor is 'murdered' at festival

John Michie. Photo: Ian West
John Michie. Photo: Ian West

Victoria Ward

The daughter of former ­'Coronation Street' and 'Taggart' star John Michie was murdered at a music festival, police believe.

The body of Louella Michie was found at Bestival in Dorset, England, in the early hours of Monday morning, her 25th birthday.

A 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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."

Mr Michie is famed for his roles as DI Robbie Ross in detective series 'Taggart' and as Karl Munro in 'Coronation Street'. He is currently starring as neurosurgeon Guy Self in both 'Casualty' and 'Holby City'. The actor lives in north London with his wife. The couple had three children, Daisy (27), a stylist, Samuel (26), a music video director, and Louella. They reportedly raced to the Dorset site when they became aware of concerns for her safety.

Irish Independent

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