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How Louella Fletcher-Michie fell for grime star Ceon Broughton

Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, had told her mother: ‘that’s the boy I like’

When Louella Fletcher-Michie met aspiring rapper Ceon Broughton on Hampstead Heath, she went home and told her mother: ‘That’s the boy I like’. 

But the grime star – who was serving a suspended sentence – was obsessed with death images and had filmed other women struggling after giving them drugs, including his ex-girlfriend.  

Miss Fletcher-Michie, 24, the daughter of showbiz parents actor John and dancer Carol who grew up in a £1.2million home in Islington, North London, fell head over heels for Broughton and ‘loved him more than anyone else before.’   

However, their year-long, on-off romance ended in tragedy when Broughton gave his girlfriend a lethal overdose and watched as she died over six hours, becoming the first person ever to have been killed by the party drugs. 

Broughton was born in Croydon in 1989 and lived in in a small terraced house in Wembley Park before his parents split up when he was a young boy. 

The 29-year-old attended a local college in Enfield, and one of his subjects was photography before he entered the world of music and fashion. 

The rap artist, who goes by the stage name CEONRPG, was pictured among a number of artists alongside London mayor Sadiq Khan at the Mobo awards in 2017. 

John Michie (left) posted this picture on Instagram last September on the one-year anniversary of the death of his daughter Louella (right). Also pictured is his wife Carol Fletcher (centre)

John Michie (left) posted this picture on Instagram last September on the one-year anniversary of the death of his daughter Louella (right). Also pictured is his wife Carol Fletcher (centre)

He also worked with the late American rapper Lil Peep, who was found dead on his tour bus aged 21 in November 2017, after taking a lethal mix of cannabis, cocaine, Tramadol, Xanax and fentanyl.

In 2017, Broughton released the song ‘Duracell’, which was produced by Skepta. 

Broughton arrives at Winchester Crown Court

Broughton arrives at Winchester Crown Court

The song was about a girl ‘disrespecting him’ and ‘crushing his heart’ and in the music video – directed by Miss Fletcher-Michie’s brother Sam – Broughton is seen waving a large knife around a picturesque river and mountain setting wearing a chainmail headpiece.

The song features lyrics including ‘you crushed my heart and soul’, ‘how could you disrespect me?’ and, ‘you mean nothing now, see now I’m p****d’.

It was released on YouTube on September 5, days before Miss Michie was found dead on her 25th birthday in a woodland part of the festival site known as the Ambient Forrest. 

It can now be reported how Broughton filmed another girl he was dating as she bled from a wound on her head. 

Swedish Paulina Aberg contacted prosecutor William Mousley QC by email and sent a letter to Winchester Crown Court after Broughton’s trial started, but the judge refused to allow jurors to hear her evidence. 

Lawyers heard how Miss Aberg and Broughton had been in a relationship and on one occasion she fell and cracked her head open after he gave her ‘a whole load of drugs.’  

Ceon Broughton films himself as part of a 50-minute video he recorded of Miss Fletcher-Michie hours before she died

Ceon Broughton films himself as part of a 50-minute video he recorded of Miss Fletcher-Michie hours before she died

Miss Fletcher-Michie fell head over heels for Broughton and 'loved him more than anyone else'

Miss Fletcher-Michie fell head over heels for Broughton and ‘loved him more than anyone else’

Miss Aberg, who was flown from Sweden to Britain to give evidence, said she found recordings on Broughton’s phone from April 27, 2017 and taken in Toronto, Canada. 

Swedish Paulina Aberg (above) contacted the prosecutor by email and sent a letter to the court after Broughton's trial started 

Swedish Paulina Aberg (above) contacted the prosecutor by email and sent a letter to the court after Broughton’s trial started 

In the clips, he is filmed giving a woman drugs and encouraging her to take more.  

The court was shown the two clips, in which a young woman wearing a blue strappy top and underwear is offered a spoon by Broughton and snorts drugs. 

In the second clip, he can be heard saying ‘more’ as he offers a second spoon to her, before telling the girl she needs to finish the powder on the spoon. 

Miss Aberg claimed one month before Bestival, Broughton gave her a ‘whole load of drugs’ causing her to suffer a bad reaction, fall over and hurt herself.  

She claims Broughton took a photo of her and had similar images of ‘people suffering or suffering death on his phone, which he appeared to have some interest in.’  

Prosecutors said Broughton ‘supplied drugs to females, girlfriends or not, in large amounts and made recordings of the process and the reaction.’ 

Her mother and father, Holby City actor John Michie and his wife Carol, are pictured today

Her mother and father, Holby City actor John Michie and his wife Carol, are pictured today

Miss Fletcher-Michie with her mother Carol

Miss Fletcher-Michie became the first person to have ever been killed by the party drugs

Miss Fletcher-Michie (left, with her mother Carol) became the first person to have ever been killed by the party drugs

Miss Fletcher-Michie attended Tiffany Theatre School in London and comes from a showbiz dynasty – her uncle and father are actors, and her mother a trained dancer.

She was the youngest daughter of actor John Michie and wife Carol Fletcher, a former dancer for TV troupe Hot Gossip.  

Timeline of the police probe into Louella Fletcher-Michie’s death

September 11, 2017: Louella Fletcher-Michie was found dead in a wooded area at Bestival at about 1am

September 13, 2017: Ceon Broughton is arrested on suspicion of her murder and supplying a class A drug before being released under investigation

February 23, 2018: Broughton is rearrested on suspicion of her manslaughter

March 23, 2018: Broughton appears for the first time over the charge at Poole Magistrates’ Court 

July 26, 2018: Broughton pleads not guilty to manslaughter at Winchester Crown Court

February 4, 2019: Broughton’s trial begins at Winchester Crown Court

February 28, 2019: Trial jury begin their deliberations 

A ‘health fanatic’, Miss Fletcher-Michie travelled to Mexico, Paris, Austria and Ibiza to teach yoga and worked as a model and dancer for the House of Voga. 

The Michie family welcomed Broughton into their home and he appeared in family photographs including at the 60th birthday celebrations of Miss Fletcher-Michie’s famous actor father, from Holby City. 

Broughton spent Christmas in 2016 in their north London mansion then suddenly ended his relationship with Louella, leaving her ‘heartbroken’. 

Her mother, former Hot Gossip dancer Carol Fletcher, said her daughter fled to Los Angeles in the wake of the split, telling her, ‘I have to get away, mum. I can’t keep bumping into him in the street.’

But Miss Fletcher-Michie and Broughton had rekindled their relationship just weeks before Bestival and her mother said Miss Fletcher-Michie followed him to Bestival. 

In a tragic twist, she said her daughter would never had gone to Bestival had it not been for Broughton. 

Meanwhile it also emerged today that Miss Fletcher-Michie’s killer was obsessed with death images and had filmed other women struggling after he had fed them drugs at least twice before the tragedy.

Miss Fletcher-Michie's godfather was One Foot In The Grave Star Richard Wilson

Miss Fletcher-Michie’s godfather was One Foot In The Grave Star Richard Wilson

The full extent of Broughton’s sinister fascination with watching women dice with death was not told to the jury at Winchester Crown Court at his trial.

Miss Fletcher-Michie, who grew up in a £1.2million Islington home, was found dead after taking  2CP at the Bestival site in 2017

Miss Fletcher-Michie, who grew up in a £1.2million Islington home, was found dead after taking 2CP at the Bestival site in 2017

But MailOnline can reveal that police learned of two separate incidents where Broughton had used his mobile phone to photograph or film women stricken by drugs, in the same manner he captured the dying moments of his girlfriend.

In other sickening images, Broughton, 29, had downloaded footage of people dying and stored them on his phone.

One of his own victims was his former Swedish girlfriend Paulina Aberg who he met in London while she was working at a fashion store.

Miss Aberg, 25, told police that in addition to an image of her bleeding from her head, she had seen images of others ‘suffering’ on the grime star’s mobile phone.

Miss Aberg flew to Britain and told detectives that she and Broughton had been in a relationship.

On one occasion, she said, he had given her a ‘whole load of drugs’ and she fallen and cracked her head open.

Broughton is pictured (bottom right) with London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the 2017 Mobo awards

Broughton is pictured (bottom right) with London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the 2017 Mobo awards

She was bleeding from the wound as Broughton filmed the incident.

The incident happened early in August 2017, a month before Louella died in woodland on the edge of the Bestival festival site at Lulworth Castle, Dorset on September 11.

Miss Aberg, a voice over artist who worked as a member of sales staff at a Levis Store in London and is studying a media and communications degree in Stockholm, said she had a ‘bad reaction’ after Broughton fed her drugs.

She fell and was injured and later found that Broughton had taken an image of her while she was suffering.

She managed to delete the image but said there were other images of people suffering death or being taken ill which Broughton had an interest in.

Miss Aberg contacted prosecutor William Mousley, QC,by email and sent a letter to Winchester Crown Court after she learned that Broughton had been put on trial.

Broughton is pictured (far right) with rap star Drake in an undated photograph

Broughton is pictured (far right) with rap star Drake in an undated photograph

Mr Mousley told the judge while the jury were absent that the prosecution wanted to ‘adduce evidence of other reprehensible conduct by the defendant.’

She flew to Britain to talk to police and prosecutors, but was not allowed to tell her story to the court.

Her mother, speaking at her Stockholm home, said: ‘Paulina has gone on a break to America. I needed to protect her after this.

‘She has decided that she does not want to talk to the media about it.’

The second known victim of Broughton’s hideous interest in death images was a woman who was fed drugs by Broughton using a spoon earlier in 2017.

Police uncovered recordings on Broughton’s phone of an incident on April 2017 that year.

The two clips showed a young woman in a blue strappy top and knickers being offered a spoon by Broughton and then snorting drugs.

In 2017, Broughton (left) released the song 'Duracell', which was produced by Skepta

In 2017, Broughton (left) released the song ‘Duracell’, which was produced by Skepta

Detectives were satisfied Broughton gave the drugs and then filmed the woman taking them.

The videos were seven and eight seconds long and in the second Broughton is seen to urge her to finish the powder on the spoon.

He is heard saying ‘more’ while offering a second spoon of drugs while the incident is recorded on his phone.

The videos were shot in Toronto, Canada, and shown to the court while the jury were not present.

During legal arguments, it was heard that Miss Aberg and Broughton had been in a relationship and on one occcasion he had given her a ‘whole load of drugs’ and she fell and cracked her head open.

Mr Mousley told High Court Judge Mr Justice Goose that Miss Aberg, who was flown from Sweden to Britain to give evidence, had seen images of ‘people suffering’ on Broughton’s phone. 

Broughton (right) was born in 1989 and lived in in a small terraced house in Wembley Park

Broughton (right) was born in 1989 and lived in in a small terraced house in Wembley Park

However, Stephen Kamlish QC, representing Broughton, said this was an ‘ambush’ by Miss Aberg, who had kept a journal in which she discussed her knowledge and feelings of Louella Fletcher-Michie’s death and her resentment about the end of her own relationship with Broughton, 29.

Submitting a bad character application while the jury were not present, Mr Mousley said: ‘The prosecution seeks to adduce evidence of other reprehensible conduct by the defendant.

‘We seek the permission of the court to do so through two sources of evidence.

‘The first source formed the submission of a bad character application on May 30, 2018. It relates to recordings found on Ceon Broughton’s phone of an incident on April 27, 2017.

‘This shows the defendant filming the giving of drugs to a female and exhorting her to take more. One of the videos is seven seconds and one is eight seconds. These were taken in Toronto, Canada.’

The court was shown the two clips, in which a young woman in a blue strappy top and knickers is offered a spoon by Broughton and snorts drugs.

A bag containing white powder found in Broughton's phone case which was shown in court

A bag containing white powder found in Broughton’s phone case which was shown in court

In the second clip, he can be heard saying ‘more’ as he offers a second spoon to her, before telling the girl she needs to finish the powder on the spoon.

Mr Mousley continued: ‘The other source on which the Crown seek permission is that which comes from a statement provided by a female last week.

‘It deals with a specific incident which appears to have occurred some time in the first half of August 2017, so a month before events at Bestival.

‘The defendant gives the witness what she describes as a ‘whole load of drugs’ and she says, as a result, she suffered a bad reaction, falling and hurting herself.

‘She says that an image of her was taken by the defendant on his phone and subsequent to that she found it and she deleted the image.

‘She also says over and above that specific incident, she was aware the defendant had images of people suffering or suffering death on his phone, which he appeared to have some interest in.

CCTV footage showing Miss Fletcher-Michie in a grey hooded top and Broughton in fluorescent trousers (circled) walking together at Bestival in Dorset in September 2017

CCTV footage showing Miss Fletcher-Michie in a grey hooded top and Broughton in fluorescent trousers (circled) walking together at Bestival in Dorset in September 2017

‘Having regard to the issues in this case, what happened at Bestival and what happened in the video clip and in the description of Paulina Aberg, was supplying drugs to females, girlfriends or not, in large amounts and the recordings of the process and the reaction.’

Representing Broughton, Mr Kamlish called for the judge to refuse the application on the grounds the ‘sleazy’ evidence significantly changed the case and would be ‘extremely prejudicial’.

He said: ‘[Miss Aberg] has waited until after the case has begun before deciding she had something to contribute. That’s an important factor.

‘She has taken a view, she has waited until the last moment to put this evidence before the jury. It is an ambush.

‘There’s a notebook full of resentment from beginning to end. She wants to hurt him in these proceedings. There is a good deal of resentment and she deals with her knowledge and feelings about Louella’s death [in the notebook].

‘On the banging of the head incident, she is not telling the truth, that’s proved by a text we have quoted and the Crown have not.

Miss Fletcher-Michie in a grey hooded top and Broughton in fluorescent trousers at Bestival

Miss Fletcher-Michie in a grey hooded top and Broughton in fluorescent trousers at Bestival

‘Whether or not the defendant was with her as it happened, he did not know she was hurt because she does not tell him. He puts her in a taxi and when she says she is hurt, he says ‘can I help you?’ and ‘go to the doctor’.

‘Also, why is it relevant that someone might take morbid interest in grotesque images?

‘As my Lord has pointed out, this is not a case of salacious pleasure in death, it is whether the defendant was grossly negligent.

‘This is just prejudicial. The effect will be to make the jury take a view against him. It is a step too far. There is some sleaziness involved and they may find the defendant took an unhealthy pleasure in suffering and that has never been the case.’

After hearing both barristers, Mr Justice Goose, who called the images Broughton was alleged to have, ‘death images’ during the application, told the court he was rejecting the application for the bad character evidence to be put before the jury.

He said he would give his full reasons later in the case, but said: ‘I do not want [Miss Aberg] to believe for a moment this court is forming a view. I do not want her feeling she is being disbelieved.’

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