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The daughter of former Coronation Street actor John Michie has been found dead at the Bestival music festival in England.

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder following Louella Michie's death.

the actor's agent said: "Sadly, I can confirm the tragic death of John Michie's daughter, Louella, at Bestival.

"John and his wife Carol ask that the privacy of their family be respected at this traumatic time."

Louella Michie. Image: Facebook

Police said officers were alerted just before 1am on Monday after concerns were raised about the Ms Michie's welfare.

The 25-year-old, from London, had been attending the event at the Lulworth Estate.

Following a search, her body was found in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site.

A cordon has been set up while forensic examinations are carried out.

Police said the suspect, from London, was arrested "to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances."

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said: "Following the discovery of the woman's body we have now launched an investigation into her death.

"A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and this should give us more of an indication as to the cause of death.

"We are working closely with the festival organisers."

Michie, 66, played Karl Munro in Coronation Street from 2011 to 2013, having previously starred as Detective Inspector Robbie Ross in drama series Taggart from 1998 to 2010.

He currently plays neurosurgeon Guy Self in TV medical drama Holby City.

Bestival said: "Following today's news announcement, the team at Bestival are devastated to hear about this tragic news.

"We continue to support the police in their ongoing investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with all the woman's family and friends."


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