The man arrested earlier today regarding the Cookstown tragedy has been de-arrested
Detectives from the PSNI team investigating the deaths of three teenagers at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on Saint Patrick’s Day have “de-arrested” a 52-year-old man.
Earlier today, the man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to sell.
Police have said that the de-arrest came after a “fast-track forensic examination of a suspicious package consisting of a white-powder substance and tin foil" that had been located during a search.
The 52-year-old and a 40-year-old man still remain in custody on suspicion of manslaughter regarding the deaths three teenagers.
Detectives have de-arrested a 52 year old man, who was arrested earlier today on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.
This follows examination of a package found during a search of a house in Moneymore.
He and a 40 year old man remain in custody.
— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) March 20, 2019
The teenagers who died in Sunday night's incident were Lauren Bullock (17), Connor Currie (16) and Morgan Barnard (17).
Lauren passed away at the scene while Connor and Morgan were pronounced dead in hospital.
Police have called for any witnesses who have not yet come forward to contact them, even if they are underage.
They are not seeking to prosecute anyone under 18 who was trying to get into the licensed premises but say they simply want answers for the families of the victims.
CCTV showed that around 400 people were trying to get into the hotel when pushing began and chaos broke out.