A rapper who left Holby City star John Michie’s daughter to die has had his manslaughter conviction quashed following an appeal.
Ceon Broughton, 31, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence for failing to help Louella Fletcher-Michie as she overdosed on illegal party drug 2C-P at Bestival in 2017.
He was found to have filmed his girlfriend as she pleaded for help shortly before her death in woodland close to the festival site.
Following his conviction in February, Broughton, from Enfield, was sentenced to eight and a half years behind bars.
He was given leave to appeal back in March and three judges heard his case via a virtual Court of Appeal hearing.
At the High Court today, Lord Burnett quashed the conviction saying: “In our view, this is one of those rare cases where the expert evidence was all that the jury had to assist them in answering the question on causation.