John Michie issues heartbreaking statement as daughter’s boyfriend charged with manslaughter

John Michie
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The boyfriend of John Michie's daughter Louella has been jailed for manslaughter, over her death at music festival Bestival in 2017.

Musician Ceon Broughton was found guilty of manslaughter, and last week was sentenced to eight and half years in prison.

Louella Fletcher-Michie, one of Holby City actor John's three children, died after taking the drug 2-CP, whilst at the music festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.

It is believed that Ceon supplied his girlfriend with the 2-CP, before filming her as she laying dying.

At Winchester Crown Court, Judge Justice Goose spoke about Ceon's "grossly negligent conduct.", saying he was only concerned for himself when he refused to get Louella help.

According to the BBC, Judge Justice Goose said, "I have come to the clear conclusion you were only concerned for yourself.

"You had created an obviously dangerous situation, you were not concerned until it was too late."

On Friday, John Michie shared an emotional victim impact statement with the press, revealing how his and his family's tragic loss has affected them.

He said, "I wake up every morning to face life starting again without Louella, our daughter, our sister, our friend, our family now broken. And 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 around the outside of the Arsenal stadium with my daughter.

"Her life cruelly cut short. Our lives forever diminished. She was wise beyond her years and trusting, too trusting it seems."

Louella's mother Carol Fletcher also said, "On the outside we all look much the same as we did before, but inside our hearts and souls have been ripped out, trampled on and stuffed back in.

"Like losing a limb, waking up every day to face this new reality, having to learn to live with this for the rest of our lives."

Ceon Broughton's sentence includes a charge for gross negligence manslaughter of seven years in prison, alongside 18th months for supplying the drugs to his girlfriend.

Amy Hunt
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