A woman who died at Bestival has been confirmed as the daughter of former Coronation Street actor John Michie.

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

Louella Michie (c) Sky News

Mr Michie’s agent confirmed the daughter of the 60-year-old, who now stars in Holby City, died at the event in Dorset.

TV actor John Michie

Bestival moved to Lulworth Castle in Dorset after several successful years at Robin Hill Adventure Park on the Isle of Wight.

In a statement, Mr Michie’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.”

Police said officers were alerted just before 1am yesterday (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.

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.”

In a statement, Bestival said:

“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.”

*UPDATED 12.45pm

*A man arrested over the death of a woman at Bestival is also being questioned on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

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