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Officers face criminal investigation over Greenvale

Five police officers involved in the Greenvale Hotel tragedy which claimed the lives of three teenagers on St Patrick’s Night, are facing a criminal investigation by the Police Ombudsman.

In a statement Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin, “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 17 March this year, have committed the offence of Misconduct in Public Office.

“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.

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“Our thoughts remain with the families of Morgan Barnard, Connor Currie and Lauren Bullock who tragically died at the event, and the police investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths continues.”

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