The man denies manslaughter
A man is to face trial for manslaughter after a young woman died from taking 2CP at Bestival.
Ceon Broughton, 29, of Enfield, north London denies the charge. It’s alleged that he supplied Louella, the daughter of Holby City and Coronation Street star John Michie, with the drug at the music festival in 2017.
Broughton also denies the charge of supplying the class A drug to the 25-year-old.
Louella 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. A post-mortem examination showed she died from the use of 2CP, ketamine and MDMA.
Her father is due to give evidence at the trial at Winchester Crown Court.
John Michie said in a statement in 2017 that his family had “lost an angel”.
His statement continued: “She touched so many lives. She was so very positive, so bright, so out there. She had such energy. The tributes to her have been incredible.”
Rapper Loyle Carner posted a tribute to Louella whom he had known since a young age.
Louella’s death prompted Bestival to reiterate its no-tolerance policy on drugs.
“We are very clear in the guidelines set out to both fans and staff about the procedures we have in place, as agreed with key stakeholders involved in the running of the event,” a statement read.