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.
Louella Fletcher-Michie, one of Holby City actor John Michie’s three children, was allegedly labelled ‘a drama queen’ by rapper Ceon Broughton as she begged for assistance at Bestival.
He failed to take the 24-year-old to a hospital tent just 400m away because he feared being jailed for supplying her with a cocktail of drugs, his trial for manslaughter was told yesterday.
Worried Mr Michie drove 140 miles from home to the festival site with Louella’s mother Carol Fletcher-Michie, who had called Broughton and heard her distressed daughter ‘screeching’ in the background.
The couple from north London alerted organisers after the phone call at 6.48pm on September 10, 2017. But Louella could not be found until her body was discovered at about 1am the next morning.
Broughton, 29, made a series of recordings while they were alone in woods at the festival site — Lulworth Castle in Dorset — Winchester crown court heard. Prosecutor William Mousley said he carried on ‘after she was apparently dead’. He added: ‘His failure to get her treatment which may well have saved her life was born of selfishness and self-preservation.’
Dance teacher Louella is thought to be the first person to die from taking Class A party drug 2-CP — although a toxicology report also showed traces of ketamine and MDMA.
Broughton, from Enfield in north London, allegedly told her brother Sam that he had provided the 2-CP and ‘bumped it up a bit’. He sent a message to Sam saying she was a ‘drama queen’ and texted a friend to say ‘I can’t get bagged’ — arrested.
The court heard he was worried because he had been handed a suspended sentence a month earlier.
Broughton, who has recorded with rappers Skepta and Wiley, denies gross negligence manslaughter and supplying drugs. The trial continues.