Tragedy unfolded at Bestival over the weekend as it emerged that 25-year-old Louella Michie was found dead at the festival in the woods near Lulworth Castle. RIP.
A 28-year-old has been held on suspicion of murder over the death. However her dad, Coronation Street actor John Michie, has hit back, claiming that her death was a “tragic accident”.
John and Carol allegedly rushed straight to the festival in Dorset after receiving a panicked phone call. He said:
We’ve lost our angel. It’s not murder – they were friends. It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident.
Police at the four-day music festival were on the look out for Louella at around 1am on Monday after she went missing. Shortly into the search they discovered her body in a wooded area. Det Ch Insp Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police, said:
Enquiries are now under way to establish how she died.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and this should give us more of an indication as to the cause of her death.
You just can’t imagine the pain Louella’s family must be going through right now – it really is an awful thing to happen at what is supposed to be a happy event. RIP and thoughts go out to those grieving. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes in.