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Man Arrested For Suspicion of Murder of 25 Year Old, Louella Michie, at Bestival

Early yesterday morning, the heart wrenching news a death at Bestival began to come in. While the cause death still remains unknown, an arrest has been made for further interrogation into the matter.

At around 1am on monday morning, the Dorset Police received a worried call regarding “the wellbeing” a missing young woman. Shortly upon arriving, they discovered the dead body 25 year old Louella Michie, on the eve her birthday in a wooded area at the edge the festival site in Lulworth! She was a model, dancer and also a Yoga teacher.


With this years edition being headlined by The Petshop Boys and The xx, Bestival saw around 22,000 during its 2017 edition from last Thursday to Sunday. With its very first year at its new venue at Lulworth Castle in Lulworth, Dorset, the festival was previously held in the Isle Wight since it began back in 2004.


Louella was the youngest daughter UK TV star John Michie, better known for his roles in Coronation Street and Taggart. The star who currently plays Guy Self on Holby City released a brief statement his agent. His agent said, “Sadly, I can confirm the tragic death John Michie’s daughter, Louella, at Bestival. John and his wife Carol ask that the privacy their family be respected at this traumatic time.”

Man Arrested For Suspicion  Murder  25 Year Old, Louella Michie, at Bestival

Later today, a 28 year old man also from London was arrested by the Dorset police for interrogation with regards to the matter being considered a murder. They said it was “to enable ficers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances”. However, the family Louella begs to differ, but still hadn’t ficially spoken to the police.

After the initial statement by his agent, Michie himself spoke to The Sun about the tragic incident. He said,

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said the inquiry was still underway to determine the cause death. She also said, "Following the discovery the woman's body we have now launched an investigation into her death. We have specially trained ficers supporting her family at this very difficult time. We are working closely with the festival organisers and I would appeal to anyone with any information about the incident to contact Dorset Police."


A cordon remains in place at the festival site while forensic examinations are being carried out. However, the Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them to help piece together the occurrences following the incident.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the force at www.dorset.police.uk, email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:36. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



H/T: BBC