A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at Bestival. It has been reported that the woman in question was the 25-year-old daughter of Holby City and Coronation Street actor John Michie.
The festival took place in its new home of Lulworth Castle, Dorset over the weekend (Sept 7-11).
BBC News reports that the victim was the daughter of soap star Michie, who plays Guy Self in Holby City and portrayed Karl Munro in Coronation Street from 2011 to 2013.
Louella Michie, 25, had been attending the festival and was reported missing just before 1am on Monday (Sept 11). Her body was later found in the wooded area at the edge of the festival’s site.
A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “Very sadly, following a search of the area the body of the woman was located in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site.
“An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding her death and a cordon is in place on site while forensic examinations are being carried out.”
Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said: “Enquiries are now underway 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.
“We are working closely with the festival organisers and I would appeal to anyone with any information about the incident to contact Dorset Police.”
Bestival have issued the following statement: “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.”
Straight from the NME