A MAN who was arrested in connection to the death of a woman at Bestival has been released under investigation.

The body of Louella Eve Fletcher-Michie was discovered in woodland at the Lulworth Castle site at 1am after police were called to a concern for welfare.

Miss Fletcher-Michie, a dancer and model from North London, is the daughter of former Coronation Street and Taggart star John Michie.

The actor, who currently plays neurosurgeon Guy Self in BBC medical drama Holby City, confirmed the "tragic death" of his youngest daughter on Monday evening.

In a statement, Mr Michie's agent said: "John and his wife Carol ask that the privacy of their family be respected at this traumatic time."

A 28-year-old man, who was known to Louella, was arrested on suspicion of murder and supply of a controlled class A drug.

He has now been released under investigation.

However, in an interview with The Sun newspaper, Mr Michie said his daughter's death was a "tragic accident".

"We've lost our angel. It's not murder - they were friends. It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident," he said.

"She was so very positive, so bright, so out there.

"She had such energy. The tributes to her have been incredible."

The coroner has been notified.

An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding her death and a cordon is in place on site while forensic examinations are being carried out.

An initial post mortem examination took place yesterday evening, which showed no clear signs of an assault.

However, officers say further examinations will need to take place over the coming weeks, including toxicology, in order to establish if there are any substances in her system or other suspicious circumstances

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police, said: "Detectives are working tirelessly to investigate the full circumstances surrounding this tragic death.

"A post mortem examination took place that was inconclusive and therefore we need to undertake a number of other examinations before we can establish why she died.

"We continue to work with the festival organisers and our thoughts are with Louella's family at this extremely difficult time.

"We would ask that their privacy is respected."

Yesterday, DCI Derbyshire said specially-trained officers are supporting Miss Fletcher-Michie's family.

"Enquiries are underway to establish how she died," she said.

Chriss and Tiffany Campbell-Welch, the directors of Tiffany Theatre College, paid tribute to former student Miss Fletcher-Michie.

"Louella was a very gifted student, a beautiful young lady with a sweet soul who was well loved by everyone, peers and mentors alike," they said.

"She had a wonderful ability to light up the room with her smile and make everyone feel happy."

A statement released yesterday by festival organisers reads: "Following today’s news announcement, the team at Bestival are devastated to hear about this tragic news.

"We continue to support the police in their ongoing investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with all the woman’s family and friends."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:36.