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Thursday 25 April 2019

Man (52) arrested over disco tragedy has been 'de-arrested' in relation to possession of Class A drug - PSNI

Lauren Bullock (17), Morgan Barnard (17) and Connor Currie (16) were killed in the tragedy
Lauren Bullock (17), Morgan Barnard (17) and Connor Currie (16) were killed in the tragedy

A 52-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the deaths of three teenagers, has been been 'dearrested' in relation to possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

The PSNI said that detectives investigating the deaths at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, conducted a search at a house in Moneymore on Tuesday and seized a quantity of suspected Class A drugs. A 52-year-old man was arrested shortly after 4pm.

The PSNI said just after 6pm that the man was 'de-arrested' in relation to the possession of Class A drugs.

"This follows fast track forensic examination of a suspicious package consisting of a white-powder substance and tin foil, found during a search of a house in Moneymore," the PSNI said in a statement.

Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, died after a crush outside the hotel.

Some 400 people were outside the venue during the crush, police have said.

The funerals for the three teenagers will be held on Friday.

More to follow.

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