An arrest has been made in connection to the murder of Louella Michie during U.K. festival Bestival. Dorset police arrested a 28-year-old male. The suspect’s identity has not been released nor has there been a cause of death.

Dorset Police received a call regarding concerns of a missing young woman. Shortly upon arriving, they discovered the dead body of the victim, barely on the outskirts of the festival.

Louella died a day before her 26th birthday. She was a model, yoga instructor and dancer. John Michie, the victim’s father and English television actor, released an official statement:

“We’ve lost our angel. It’s not murder – they were friends. It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident. This was not a murder. She touched so many lives. She was so very positive, so bright, so out there. She had such energy. The tributes to her have been incredible.”

Bestival also posted a statement to their Facebook page:


Anyone with information is asked to contact the force at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:36. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or via


Benjamin Nwaneampeh