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Two men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of three teenagers who were killed in the Cookstown disco tragedy on St.Patrick’s Day.

The men, who are aged 40 and 52, have been arrested on suspicion of corporate manslaughter and are currently in custody.

17-year-old Morgan Barnard, 17-year-old Lauren Bullock and 16-year-old Connor Currie tragically died in a suspected crush at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Tyrone.

The PSNI stated: “Detectives from PSNI Major Investigation Team investigating the deaths of three teenagers at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on 17 March have arrested two men aged 52 and 40 earlier today, Tuesday 19 March, on suspicion of corporate manslaughter. They are currently in custody.”



A book of condolence has opened this morning in memory of the teenagers who tragically died in the Tyrone disco tragedy.

The public can sign the book at The Burnavon arts centre in Cookstown, at Ranfurly House, Dungannon, and at The Bridewell centre in Magherafelt.

The three teenagers whose lives were tragically taken too soon were named as 17-year-old Lauren Bullock, 17-year-old Morgan Barnard and 16-year-old Connor Currie.

Tributes have been pouring in for the three teenagers since the harrowing news of their untimely deaths broke.

The community is said to be completely devastated by the loss of Lauren, Morgan and Connor.

The President of Ireland has expressed his concolences to their families.

He stated: “As President of Ireland may I express what I know is the shared grief of the people of Ireland at the terrible loss of life of young students in the tragedy that took place in Cookstown, County Tyrone on St. Patrick’s Day.”

He continued: “May I offer, in particular, my condolences to the families of the victims and to the pupils of the schools in Dungannon that I visited recently.”

The lives of the three teenagers were claimed when large crowds tried to push their way into the St. Patrick’s Day event at the Greenvale Hotel.

The PSNI are carrying out a major investigation.

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