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Greenvale Hotel tragedy: Five police officers to be investigated over alleged misconduct

Cookstown Greenvale Hotel deaths

The Police Ombudsman has launched an investigation into five PSNI officers for alleged misconduct over the Greenvale Hotel tragedy.

Lauren Bullock (17), Morgan Barnard (17), and 16-year-old Connor Currie died outside the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on March 18.

Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin said the PSNI would co-operate fully with the investigation.

“The PSNI can confirm that it has been informed by the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland that it is considering whether five police officers who were involved in the initial police response to the dreadful events at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on March 17 this year have committed the offence of misconduct in public office,” he said.

“We have full confidence in the Office of the Police Ombudsman to complete a thorough and independent investigation and we will co-operate fully throughout it.

“Until this is complete, it would be inappropriate to comment further.

“Our thoughts remain with the families of Morgan Barnard, Connor Currie and Lauren Bullock, who tragically died at the event.

“The police investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths continues.”

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