A body found yesterday at UK music festival, Bestival, has now been confirmed as being 25 year old Louella Michie and a 28 year old man is being held on suspicion of murder.
Louella was the daughter of actor John Michie, best known for his roles in Coronation Street and Holby City.
His agent said: “Sadly, I can confirm the tragic death of John Michie’s daughter, Louella, at Bestival.
“John and his wife Carol ask that the privacy of their family be respected at this traumatic time.”
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Police were alerted around 1am on Monday morning following concerns of Louella’s wellbeing.
Following a search of the festival site, her body was found in a wooded area on the festival’s perimeter.
Police said the suspect, from London, was arrested “to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances”.
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“Following the discovery of the woman’s body we have now launched an investigation into her death. said Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire.
“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 death.
“We are working closely with the festival organisers.”
John Michie played the role of Karl Munro in Coronation Street and Detective Inspector Robbie Ross Taggart but currently he appears in Holby City as neurosurgeon Guy Self.
Bestival said: “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.”
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 11:36.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.