Boyfriend Accused Over Drug Death Of Louella Fletcher-Michie Will Not Give Evidence

Ceon Broughton denies manslaughter.
Louella Fletcher-Michie died of of a drugs overdose at Bestival in Dorset in 2017
Louella Fletcher-Michie died of of a drugs overdose at Bestival in Dorset in 2017
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A man accused of the manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie, the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie, will not be giving evidence at his trial.

The 24-year-old took a class A party drug called 2-CP at Bestival in Dorset in September 2017, and died in woodland an hour before her 25th birthday.

It is alleged she was given drugs by her on-off boyfriend Ceon Broughton, 29, and died as her parents rushed to help her.

Ceon Broughton denies manslaughter by gross negligence and supplying the drug which his girlfriend overdosed from
Ceon Broughton denies manslaughter by gross negligence and supplying the drug which his girlfriend overdosed from
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Broughton, of Enfield, north London, is on trial at Winchester Crown Court, where he denies manslaughter by gross negligence and supplying the drug.

His barrister, Stephen Kamlish QC, told the jury: “The defence are not calling or giving any evidence.”

The judge, Mr Justice Goose, asked Kamlish of the defendant’s decision: “Is he aware, in not giving evidence himself, that it may be open to the jury to draw such inferences from his failure as may be proper after directions from me?”

Kamlish replied: “He has been advised.”

The case was adjourned until Thursday.