Cookstown tragedy: Hotel owner released on bail

The owner of the Greenvale Hotel who was arrested over the deaths of three teenagers on St Patrick’s night has been released on police bail.

A PSNI spokesperson said a 52-year-old man has been bailed and will return for “further questioning at a future date”.

On Wednesday, Michael McElhatton was also de-arrested in relation to an arrest on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.


In a statement, Mr McElhatton said, “While I wished to respect the ongoing investigation by the police into the tragic deaths of the three young people at the Greenvale Hotel on St Patrick’s night, I have no choice but to make it completely clear that I have nothing whatsoever to do with drugs.

“I can assure everyone that whatever any suspicions the police have raised about me in relation to anything to do with drugs is totally without any basis.”


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