Bestival worker reveals how he found Holby City star John Michie's daughter

Ceon Broughton (pictured arriving at Winchester Crown Court today), from Enfield, London, denies manslaughter and supplying class A drugs

Ceon Broughton (pictured arriving at Winchester Crown Court today), from Enfield, London, denies manslaughter and supplying class A drugs

A festival worker today told a court how he used a GPS location service on Holby City star John Michie's phone in a bid to find his dying daughter.

Security worker Craig Welsh used a Google maps pin on the iPhone to find 24-year-old Louella Fletcher-Michie but by the time he got there she had died of a drug overdose. 

Jurors heard he found her 'curled up' and covered in a coat, looking like she had 'laid down for a sleep' among trees at the edge of the Bestival site. 

Unable to save her, he identified her by a photo on the 62-year-old actor's phone. 

It also emerged today how event controller Judy Beck told security staff not to let Louella's parents onto the site, instead asking them to make calls in an effort to find her themselves. 

Mr Michie and his wife Carol had arrived at the site in Lulworth, Dorset, after travelling 130 miles from north London to find their daughter, telling staff she was having a 'bad trip'.   

When Mr Welsh was shown Louella and her rapper boyfriend Ceon Broughton's last known location on her father's phone, he volunteered to find her. 

By the time Mr Welsh reached her body it was too late, Winchester Crown Court heard. 

Her lips had turned blue and her arms were crossed across her body, 'like she was cold'. 

Paramedics told the court today Louella could have broken her neck after they found her lying in an 'odd position' with her head resting on branches. 

Broughton, from Enfield, London, denies manslaughter and supplying class A drugs. 

After Mr Welsh had finished giving evidence, Louella's mother Carol, 68, who has been watching from the public gallery, thanked him outside the courtroom for finding her daughter.  

Mr Michie and his wife went to two different entrances at the Bestival site in a desperate bid to get in and find their daughter, the court heard today.

The former Taggart and Coronation Street star (pictured leaving court with his wife last week), 62, stared at Ceon Broughton as he recalled the night his daughter died after overdosing on drugs

The court heard Louella's ex-boyfriend, Ceon Broughton, pictured with Louella above,  gave her a 'bumped up' dose of the class A substance and 'failed to act' for six hours

The court heard Louella's ex-boyfriend, Ceon Broughton, pictured with Louella above,  gave her a 'bumped up' dose of the class A substance and 'failed to act' for six hours

Mr Michie, who has starred in Coronation Street, Taggart and Holby City, gave evidence at Winchester Crown Court. He is pictured here with his daughter Louella on the beach in Spain 'after yet another ankle sprain', in August 2017, just days before she died 

Mr Michie, who has starred in Coronation Street, Taggart and Holby City, gave evidence at Winchester Crown Court. He is pictured here with his daughter Louella on the beach in Spain 'after yet another ankle sprain', in August 2017, just days before she died 

When they were able to show Mr Welsh a Google Maps pin with the last location of Broughton, 29, and their daughter, he offered to take the phone and find it. 

Louella could be seen shouting loudly, repeating incoherent sentences and even hitting herself in a series of clips

Louella could be seen shouting loudly, repeating incoherent sentences and even hitting herself in a series of clips

He told the court: 'Mr Michie had his mobile phone in his hand. He showed me a Google pin drop. Both parents were distressed. 

'He wanted to gain access to the site to go searching for his daughter.  

'I had been at the festival site since the build up before the stages were erected and I had seen the whole site. 

'I changed his settings on his phone to a satellite view so I could identify better the area where this was and I believed it was further than where he was saying. 

'He wanted access to the site to go looking and I contacted the event controller and explained, but it was refused. 

'Because I suggested I knew where it was, I said if he was happy I would take his phone and go to the location. He gave me the phone. 

'Me and my colleague Ben Ellison went into a forest area to locate the person through the GPS. It was very, very dark. 

Craig Welsh outside Winchester Crown Court today

Craig Welsh outside Winchester Crown Court today

'We were shouting for Louella and Ceon. We got to the location but we found nothing. Me and Ben carried on further to try and get to where Ceon was at Stacey's bar. 

'I heard my colleague shout. 

'At that point, I turned around and notice a female's body on the floor. 

'She was laid facing up. It was as if she was curled up. Her knees were drawn up to her chest and to one side. 

'From what I can recall, she was wearing a hoodie and a jacket over the top of her. 

'Her face was greyish, with blue lips. I noticed she was not breathing. Her eyes were open. 

'I checked for a pulse and I got none. She was cold. I found a photograph on [Mr Michie's]

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