A musician accused of the manslaughter of an actor’s daughter at a competition informed a police officer that she scraped thorns throughout her face and attempted to consume twigs after taking a birthday celebration drug.
Ceon Broughton claimed he and Louella Fletcher-Michie went into woods at Bestival in Dorset after purchasing the medicine as a result of they have been “folks of nature”.
He informed a police constable that all through a “unhealthy go back and forth” she was once shouting: “Name my mum” however claimed he believed she was once pronouncing this as a result of “circle of relatives problems.”
The prosecution alleges Broughton didn’t in an instant search lend a hand for Fletcher-Michie, the 24-year-old daughter of the Holby Town actor John Michie, as a result of he feared he could be in hassle. Broughton, 29, denies manslaughter and supplying the category A drug 2C-P.
PC David Thompson spoke to Broughton at 1.36am on 11 September 2017 after Fletcher-Michie’s frame was once discovered. Studying from his pocket pocket book, he stated Broughton informed him he and Fletcher-Michie went to the woods and have been chilling.
Thompson endured: “He stated she had a nasty go back and forth and was once going psychological. He stated it was once right down to a drug he stated was once 2C-B [sic]. There was once some extent the place he needed to restrain and calm her. He is going on to mention he referred to as [Louella’s] mom.
“I attempted to get him to give an explanation for why that they had long past into the woods. He simply defined they have been folks of nature. I attempted to get him to elaborate in regards to the feminine going psychological. He defined she was once seeking to consume twigs and bushes. She was once shouting ‘Name my mum, I’ve had sufficient of this shit.’ Once more, I attempted to get him to elaborate. He believed there may well be some circle of relatives problems.
“He is going on to give an explanation for she was once scraping thorns throughout her face. He stated it lasted between 30 mins and an hour. He stated he had now not observed her react this method to medication in the past. He stated after purchasing the drug, they each went into the woods.”
Winchester crown court docket has heard that John Michie and his spouse, Carol Fletcher-Michie, drove 130 miles to the competition website from their house in London after listening to their daughter “screeching” at the telephone.
Thompson stated he was once with Broughton when he noticed Carol Fletcher-Michie. “The mummy was once shouting one thing at him and he was once shouting again: ‘I saved in search of her.’”
A log saved through one of the most match’s managers, Andrew McGrory, was once additionally learn to the jury. McGrory famous he met Broughton at 12.35am on 11 September.
“He was once dazed and vacant, and gave the impression to be beneath the affect, however now not truly agitated,” the log learn.
“I requested the place he had closing observed his female friend and he stated within the woods. I requested what they have been doing and were given no reaction. Then he volunteered she was once now not neatly.
“I requested him if she was once OK and were given no reaction. I requested if she was once respiring; he stated sure. He stated she was once chilly and he had given her his coat.
“I stated ‘Lower to the chase’ and requested had they taken medication. He stated that they had taken 2C-P. I realised this may well be a lot worse than a lacking lady.”
Broughton, of Enfield in London, denies manslaughter and supplying elegance A medication. The trial continues.