Louella Fletcher-Michie: Holby City actor’s daughter filmed by boyfriend as she overdosed


The boyfriend of a Holby City actor’s daughter filmed her as she overdosed on a party drug he had given her, a court has heard.

Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, the daughter of John Michie, died after taking the Class A drug at Bestival music festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, in September 2017.

Ceon Broughton, 29, was accused of supplying the drug, known as “2-CP”, and filming her on his phone as her condition deteriorated and after she died.

Jurors at Winchester Crown Court watched video clips showing Ms Fletcher-Michie repeatedly shouting at Broughton to call her mother, but he is heard telling her to “put your phone away”.

Prosecutor William Mousley QC said Broughton filmed her several times “when she was disturbed, agitated, and then seriously ill over a period of hours”.

He added: “He even did so, the prosecution suggest, after she was apparently dead.”

When her brother Sam called him urging him to seek medical help, Broughton dismissed his distress, calling his sister a “drama queen” and telling him to “call back in an hour”.

Ms Fletcher-Michie, who was found dead in woodland just 400m (1,312ft) from the festival’s hospital tent at around 1am, died from “2-CP toxicity” and had traces of ketamine and MDMA in her system, a post-mortem found.

The dancer and yoga teacher died an hour before her 25th birthday.

Prosecutors said Broughton failed to get help because he had been handed a suspended jail term one month earlier and feared the consequences of reporting what had happened.

Her parents, John Michie, who plays Guy Self in Holby City, and Carol Fletcher-Michie, rushed to the site from their north London home because they heard Louella “screeching” when they called Broughton while she overdosed.

Jurors were told Sam also knew Broughton and had been given 2-CP by him previously.

When Sam then asked if Louella had taken 2-CP, Broughton told him: “Yeah, but I bumped it up a bit.”

Mr Mousley said Sam thought that meant “either a larger dose or a combination of it with other drugs”.

He added that medical expert Professor Charles Deakin estimated Ms Fletcher-Michie would have a “90%” chance of survival if she had got early medical intervention.

Broughton, of Enfield, north London, denies manslaughter and supplying the drug.

The trial continues.

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