THE boyfriend of a model and dancer who died at Bestival has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

Louella Fletcher-Michie, 25, was found dead in a wooded area at the edge of the site in Lulworth just before 1am on September 11 2017.

She had taken party drug 2CP at the event.

Ceon Broughton, of Enfield in north London, appeared at Winchester Crown Court to enter his plea today.

The 29-year-old has also denied three charges of supplying the psychedelic drug to Ms Fletcher-Michie at the festival and also to her and another person at Glastonbury Festival earlier that year.

Broughton was released on unconditional bail until the trial, which is listed to start on February 4 2019.

In a statement released through Mr Michie's agent shortly after his daughter's death, the family said: "Our hearts are broken by this horrific tragedy.

"Louella inspired all who knew her with her joy of life. The family would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt tributes and messages."

Ms Fletcher-Michie's father is John Michie, 61, an actor who has appeared in Coronation Street and Taggart. He and wife Carol, a former Hot Gossip singer, have two other children, Daisy and Sam.