The Funerals of the three young people who were tragically killed in a crushing incident at a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone, will take place on Friday.

Hundreds of teenagers were trying to gain entry to a St.Patrick’s day disco at the Greenvale hotel when the tragedy unfolded.

Lauren Bullock, and Morgan Barnard who were both 17 and 16 year old Connor Currie died from their injuries.

16 year-old Connor Currie, 17 year-old Lauren Bullock, and 17 year-old Morgan Barnard

Local resident Mandy Sutton, who knew Morgan, spoke of how the community is struggling to come to terms with what happened.

”He just used to make you feel really happy to be around and to be able to see him,” she said.

She also spoke of the great sense of heartache felt by Morgan’s family:


Meanwhile, police are questioning two men on suspicion of manslaughter.

The men, aged 52 and 40, were arrested yesterday evening and they are being held by detectives in Dungannon.