CEON Broughton has had his conviction for the manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie, who died after taking an hallucinogenic at Bestival in Dorset, overturned by the Court of Appeal.

Miss Fletcher-Michie, daughter of Holby City and Coronation Street actor John Michie, died after taking 2-CP during the music festival at Lulworth Castle in Purbeck in September 2017.

Swanage and Wareham Voice: Louella Fletcher-Michie. Picture: Zoe Barling/PALouella Fletcher-Michie. Picture: Zoe Barling/PA

She was found dead in the early hours of September 11, the day she should have celebrated her 25th birthday, in a wooded area at the edge of the festival site.

Broughton, 31, of Enfield, north London, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and handed an eight-and-a-half-year sentence in March 2019, following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

However, he has now successfully challenged his manslaughter conviction at the Court of Appeal, with Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, Mr Justice Sweeney and Mr Justice Murray giving their verdict this morning.

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