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Woman found dead at Bestival is daughter of Coronation Street actor John Michie

A 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

General view of the Castle Stage at Bestival.
General view of the Castle Stage at Bestival.
Image: EMPICS Entertainment

POLICE IN THE UK have started a murder investigation after a woman’s body was discovered at the site of the Bestival festival in Dorset.

Police said they became concerned for the welfare of a 25-year-old woman from London who had attended the festival at Lulworth Castle.

Following a search of the area the body of the woman was located in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site.

The agent for actor John Michie, who plays Karl Munro in Coronation Street, confirmed to the BBC that his daughter Louella was the woman found by police.

Police said that a 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder. They said this was done “to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances”.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police, said: “Following the discovery of the woman’s body we have now launched an investigation into her death. We have specially-trained officers supporting her family at this very difficult time.

“Enquiries are now underway to establish how she died. 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 her death.

“We are working closely with the festival organisers and I would appeal to anyone with any information about the incident to contact Dorset Police.”

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