THE festival site where a 25-year-old woman died was “awash with drugs” according to a festival-goer.

Louella Eve Fletcher-Michie, daughter of Holby City, Taggart and Coronation Street actor John Michie, apparently took an “illegal substance” before her death at Bestival, her family has said.

Her body was found in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site at Lulworth Castle on Monday.

Dorset Police arrested musician Ceon Broughton, 28, who was known to Miss Fletcher-Michie, on suspicion of her murder and supplying a class A drug.

Mr Broughton, from London, was released under investigation on Tuesday after a postmortem

examination showed no clear signs of assault.

Police officers arrested nearly 30 people for drug-related offences at Bestival.

A total of 88 crimes were reported to the force during the course of the festival. A total of 36 arrests were made, 27 of which were for drug offences.

Chief Inspector Chris Weeks, Dorset Police Bestival silver commander said: “As a private event, Bestival is primarily responsible for the security of the festival and Dorset Police’s role is to support the organisers and deal with any crimes reported to us. As with all large-scale private events across the country, policing services are charged to event organisers based on anticipated demand.

“Dorset Police worked closely with Bestival organisers and their security contractors in the run up to the event. This included reviewing policing of other large festivals, speaking with Hampshire Police about their approach when Bestival was held on the Isle of Wight, and our experience of policing the same location for Camp Bestival over the last 10 years. As a result, I am confident about the level of policing resources deployed and festival-goers responded positively to our presence.

“Event security used a number of tactics to identify drug use, including sniffer dogs at entrance points. Police officers were also proactively patrolling the site throughout the whole event," he added.

One festival-goer told the Daily Echo: “The whole Bestival site was awash with drugs – I’ve been to several festivals and I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

“The most noticeable drugs there were pills. My big concern was my drink being spiked.

“I’m not sure how people got drugs inside the festival site, though, because there were lots of police officers on the gates. As we were queueing for our wristbands we could see sniffer dogs stopping by people who were then taken away to be searched.”