Rapper jailed for eight-and-a-half years over drug death of Holby City actor John Michie's daughter

  • Video report by ITV News Reporter Sangeeta Kandola

A rapper who filmed his girlfriend suffering an extreme reaction to a drug he had given her at a festival has been jailed for manslaughter.

Ceon Broughton, from north London, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years over the death of Louella Fletcher-Michie, the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie, at Bestival music festival in September 2017.

Ms Fletcher-Michie suffered a fatal reaction after taking a dose of the hallucinogenic drug 2-CP, a so-called party drug.

Broughton, 30, was jailed on Friday having been convicted of manslaughter by supplying drugs at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday.

He had previously pleaded guilty to two other charges of supplying drugs to Miss Fletcher-Michie at Glastonbury festival in June 2017.

And he was in breach of a suspended prison sentence for two charges of possessing a lock knife and a Stanley knife blade.

Undated handout video grab from drone footage issued by Dorset Police of the location at the Bestival site where the body of Louella Fletcher-Michie was found. Credit: PA

Miss Fletcher-Michie’s father, mother, Carol, and sister, Daisy, read emotional victim impact statements to the court.

Mr Michie told the court: "I wake up every morning to face life starting again without Louella, our daughter, our sister, our friend, our family now broken.

"For what? It makes no sense, our beautiful Louella should still be with us on any measure of humanity.

"No more yoga with my daughter, no more running round the outside of the Arsenal stadium with my daughter, nor more family fun with my daughter, her life cut cruelly short."

Actor John Michie speaking outside Winchester Crown Court. Credit: PA

Daisy Fletcher-Michie said that she had been diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress disorder and had suffered panic attacks following her sister's death.

She said: "Our lives have been torn apart by the actions of someone who was supposed to love Louella, the most-loved person I have known.”

Carol Fletcher-Michie, a former singer with Hot Gossip, said: "Having to learn to live with this for the rest of our lives, it's thrown everything I believe in life into question."

She added of the defendant: "We do not think Ceon is evil, massively stupid and he lied."

Sentencing Broughton, the judge Mr Justice Goose told him: "You were only concerned for yourself. You didn't want to be arrested, you were more in fear of that than in getting help."