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06 February 2019 17:30

Louella Michie: Holby City star's daughter filmed dying by boyfriend after he gave her drugs, court hears

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Boyfriend left Holby City actor John Michie's daughter to die of drug overdose because he didn't want to be arrested, court hears

The boyfriend of a soap actor's daughter recorded a nearly hour-long video of her as she overdosed on drugs at a festival, a court has heard. Ceon Broughton, 29, gave Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, the drug 2-CP at Bestival on 10 September 2017 then recorded her in secluded woodland where she was found dead hours later, it is alleged. But as her condition deteriorated, Broughton ignored pleas from her family to seek help and continued to film even after she was dead, jurors at Winchester Crown Court heard. Jurors were told Louella's mum, Carol Fletcher-Michie, eventually contacted Broughton at 6:48pm and heard Louella "screeching" in the background. The daughter of Holby City actor John Michie was filmed by her boyfriend as she overdosed on drugs at a music festival, a court has heard.

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Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, was given the drugs by her on-off boyfriend Ceon Broughton, 29, and died as her parents rushed to help her, it is alleged. Her parents rushed to the site after telephoning Broughton as Ms Fletcher-Michie overdosed and hearing her "screeching", Winchester Crown Court heard. In clips shown to the court, she repeatedly shouts at Broughton to telephone her mother, Carol Fletcher-Michie, but he tells her to "put your phone away". But Broughton sent Sam a message which said "call back in an hour" and referred to Ms Fletcher-Michie as a "drama queen", the jury heard. Broughton has also previously admitted supplying the drug to Ms Fletcher-Michie and her friend at Glastonbury Festival in June 2017, the jury heard.

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After Mr Michie arrived at the festival site at Lulworth Castle, he messaged Broughton asking if he had sought medical help, Mr Mousley said. Holby City actor John Michie's daughter was left to die by her rapper boyfriend at Bestival after he failed to get help because he "didn't want to be arrested", a court heard. Louella Fletcher-Michie was supplied the hallucinogenic 2C-P by Ceon Broughton, who was on a suspended sentence, and he filmed her decline even after she had lost consciousness and died. Jurors were told how Broughton gave her a "bumped up" dose of the class A substance and "failed to act" for six hours despite her needing urgent care, which would have given her a 90 per cent chance of survival, medical experts said. The daughter of Holby City actor John Michie was killed at a festival by drugs from her boyfriend as her father rushed to help her, a court heard.

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Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, overdosed and died as her boyfriend, Ceon Broughton, 29, filmed her after giving her the drugs, it is alleged. Prosecutor William Mousley QC said Broughton failed to get help because of a suspended jail term he was handed one month earlier and feared the consequences, the court heard. He said: "She died as a result of having taken a large dose of, later described by the defendant as an overdose, of a Class A drug known colloquially as 2-CP, which he had given her at a music festival." Mr Mousley added: "It had a terrible effect upon her, leading to her death after a significant period of suffering in woods close to the festival site, all of which he must have observed." Jurors were told Broughton filmed Louella, a dancer and yoga teacher, as her condition deteriorated.In clips shown to the court, she repeatedly shouts at Broughton to telephone her mother, Carol Fletcher-Michie, but he tells her to "put your phone away". As Mr Michie searched the festival site, Lulworth Castle, when he arrived with his wife, he messaged Broughton asking if he had sought medical help, Mr Mousley said. Broughton has also previously pleaded guilty to supplying 2-CP to Louella and her friend at Glastonbury Festival in June 2017 - a different incident to the suspended sentence - the jury heard.

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Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie, was found dead in woods on the Bestival site in Dorset in 2017. William Mousley QC, prosecuting at Winchester Crown Court, said the defendant had given his girlfriend the Class A drug 2CP while they attended the event in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in September 2017. Ms Fletcher-Michie died after a "significant period of suffering", he said, and Mr Broughton had continued filming "when she was disturbed, agitated, and then seriously ill" over several hours. In video clips shown to the court, Ms Fletcher-Michie repeatedly shouts at Mr Broughton to telephone her mother but he tells her to "put your phone away". The court was told Mr Broughton was handed a 24-week prison sentence, suspended for one year, a month before Ms Fletcher-Michie's death.

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A TV star's daughter died of a drugs overdose at a music festival while her boyfriend filmed her on his phone and failed to go for help, a court heard. Boyfriend, Ceon Broughton, 29, filmed Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, for almost 50 minutes hallucinating wildly on the night she died of a drug overdose, a court heard. Winchester Crown Court heard Louella, who died an hour before her 25th birthday, was supplied the drug had killed her by her lover. Jurors were told Louella's mum, Carol Fletcher-Michie, eventually contacted Broughton at 6.48pm and heard Louella "screeching" in the background. Winchester Crown Court, Hants, heard Holby and former Coronation Street star Mr Michie, 62, made a 130-mile dash from their north London home after his wife Carol Fletcher heard Louella 'screeching' on the phone.

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The daughter of Holby City actor John Michie was filmed by her boyfriend as she died after he gave her drugs at a festival, a court heard. Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, overdosed and died just an hour before her 25th birthday after Ceon Broughton, 29, gave her the Class A party drug 2-CP at Bestival in Dorset, it is alleged. PA Archive/PA Images 2/6 Family picture of Louella Fletcher-Michie, the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie, who was found dead after taking a party drug at Bestival on 11 September, 2017. Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole 6/6 Ceon Broughton, 29, arrives at Winchester Crown Court on 4 February, 2019, where he is charged in connection with the death of Holby City actor John Michie's daughter Louella Fletcher-Michie. Prosecutor William Mousley QC said Broughton failed to get help because he feared the consequences of a suspended jail term he was handed one month earlier, Winchester Crown Court heard.

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In clips played to the court, she can be heard repeatedly shouting at Broughton to telephone her mother, Carol Fletcher-Michie, but he tells her to "put your phone away". Jurors were told Sam Michie also knew Broughton and had been given drugs by him previously.