John Michie, father of Bestival victim, delivers statement on daughter's 'murder'

Taking it in his stride! The sitcom star 33 who plays Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners slipped into his new role with roaring confidence on the Lulworth Estate

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A family friend told the Daily Mail: "From what we have been told he was with her and was trying to help her".

Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police, said officers were working with the organisers of the festival and made an appeal for witnesses.

In a statement, Bestival organisers said the team were "devastated" by news of Louella's death, saying: "We continue to support the police in their ongoing investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with all the woman's family and friends".

He played Karl Munro in Coronation Street between 2011 and 2013 before moving soap to Holby City.

As well as Corrie's Karl Munro, Mr Michie also starred in Taggart and can now be seen in Holby City. Mr Michie said recently he was close to Arsenal fan Louella, her sister Daisy, 27, and brother Sam, 26, and enjoyed going on trips with them.

The actor lives in north London with his wife Carol.

She inherited her expert dance ability from her mother and was represented by the Mass Movement agency.

She graduated in 2012 and took on previous unpaid speaking roles as an actor, while also taking work as a model, including paid commercial work.

She is understood to have worked for House of Voga, in London, where she led fitness classes.

Sending our love and condolences to John and the whole family at this heartbreaking time.

Michie told The Sun, "We've lost our angel".

Police searched the area after they were alerted to concerns over the 25-year-olds welfare.

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

Mr Michie and his wife, Carol, rushed to the Bestival site on Monday morning after receiving a panicked phone call and a Whatsapp message sharing the location of Louella's body.

Partygoers at this year's Bestival music event in Dorset.

The official Twitter account for the festival's police unit posted a picture of tablets and asked people to dispose of them.

Drugs have not been linked to the death of the 25-year-old woman.

"Following the discovery of the woman's body we have now launched an investigation into her death".

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 11:36. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

Musical highlights at Bestival included The Pet Shop Boys, Dizzee Rascal, The xx, Rag "n" Bone Man, Wiley and Laura Mvula.

The festival site was temporarily evacuated on Sunday due to high winds.

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