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01/03/2019 10:40 GMT | Updated 01/03/2019 11:15 GMT

Holby City Actor John Michie Confronted Daughter's Killer Ceon Broughton And Branded Him 'Evil'

Broughton was jailed for eight-and-a-half years for the manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie

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John Michie confronted Ceon Broughton over the death of his daughter, branding him "evil" 

Holby City actor John Michie confronted the man who would be convicted of his daughter’s manslaughter during the trial, branding him “evil”. 

Michie came face to face with Ceon Broughton, who on Friday morning was jailed for eight and a half years for the killing of Louella Fletcher-Michie, in a waiting area at Winchester Crown Court. 

Broughton was seen to lose his temper and damaged a table and a water cooler during the tense exchange. 

Fletcher-Michie’s sister Daisy told him: “All we wanted from you was an apology.” 

Broughton, who performs under the artist name CEONRPG and has recorded music with Skepta, previously pleaded guilty to supplying 2-CP to Fletcher-Michie and another person at the Glastonbury Festival earlier in 2017.

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In a statement released through Michie’s agent shortly after his daughter’s death, the family said: “Our hearts are broken by this horrific tragedy.

“Louella inspired all who knew her with her joy of life.”

Ex-Coronation Street and Taggart actor Michie, 62, and his wife Carol – a former Hot Gossip singer – have two other children, Daisy and Sam.

During his trial, the prosecution said Broughton failed to take “reasonable” steps to seek medical help for Fletcher-Michie.

The jury was shown videos taken by the defendant as her condition worsened – and possibly after she had died.

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Ceon Broughton has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years 

In clips shown to the court, Fletcher-Michie repeatedly shouts at Broughton to telephone her mother, Carol Fletcher-Michie, but he tells her to “put your phone away”.

Her mother eventually contacted Broughton at 6.48pm and heard her daughter “screeching” before she rushed with her husband to the festival site in a bid to find her.

Prosecutor William Mousley QC claimed Broughton did not get help because he was handed a suspended jail term one month earlier and feared the consequences.

It can now be reported that the suspended sentence was for two charges of possessing a knife.

Mousley said Broughton had given the drugs to Fletcher-Michie and therefore had a duty of care to look after her.

Fletcher-Michie was found dead by a security steward in woodland, 400 metres from the festival’s hospital tent, at about 1am.

A post-mortem examination found “2-CP toxicity” and traces of ketamine and MDMA.

Professor Charles Deakin, a consultant in cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care, told the court she had a 90% chance of survival if she had been given medical help.

But Stephen Kamlish QC, defending, said the expert witness had acknowledged she might not have survived even with medical help.

He added that Broughton, who denied supplying the drugs, had felt unable to leave his girlfriend alone in the woods while she was suffering a “bad trip” and he had not realised she was at risk of death.

He said Broughton had sought help through text messages and sending his GPS position through the mobile phone app Google Maps.

Kamlish read a statement to the court from his client, Broughton, saying: “Sorry I didn’t do more to save Louella, sorry for the suffering I caused to everyone who loved Louella, I want to make things right.”