Louella Michie: Woman shouted 'this is the best trip I've ever had' while dying of drug overdose at Bestival, court hears

‘My mum and dad, my brother and sister, I love you lot,’ 24-year-old said while overdosing

Samuel Osborne
Wednesday 06 February 2019 17:29
Holby City actor John Michie pays tribute to late daughter Louella with mural

A woman was recorded shouting “this is the best trip I have ever f***ing had” as she overdosed on drugs at a festival, a court has heard.

Louella Fletcher-Michie was allegedly given the drug 2-CP at Bestival by her boyfriend, Ceon Broughton, 29, who recorded her in a secluded woodland where she was found dead hours later.

In one 50-minute video, Ms Fletcher-Michie, the daughter of Holby City star John Michie, shouts: “This is the best trip I have ever f***ing had.”

But as her condition deteriorated, Mr Broughton ignored pleas from her family to seek help and continued to film even after she was dead, jurors at Winchester Crown Court heard.

In the clip shown to the jury, recorded at around 5.53pm, Ms Fletcher-Michie says: “My mum and dad, my brother and sister, I love you lot.”

The 24-year-old repeatedly shouts at Mr Broughton to “film me”, “call my mum” and “call my brother, call my sister”.

At times he appears to be smiling as he turns the camera on himself and tells Ms Fletcher-Michie, “it’s between me and you”.

He also tells her, “put your phone away” and asks her to turn on airplane mode, which disables calls and messaging, as she talks about contacting her mother.

Broughton denies manslaughter and supplying the drug (PA)

She is occasionally seen stumbling around the wooded area, on the fringe of the festival site.

Mr Broughton, of Enfield, north London, denies manslaughter and supplying Ms Fletcher-Michie the drug.

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Jurors were told Ms Fletcher-Michie’s mother, Carol Fletcher-Michie, eventually contacted Mr Broughton at 6.48pm and heard Ms Fletcher-Michie “screeching” in the background.

She “dropped everything” and travelled with Mr Michie, 62, to the festival site at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, the court heard.

Ms Fletcher-Michie was found dead by security at around 1am on 11 September 2017 after Mr Broughton left her to seek help, the court was told.

The trial continues.

Additional reporting by PA

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