PSNI detectives have today, Thursday 21 March provided an update on investigation into deaths of three teenagers at Greenvale Hotel.
Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray, Head of Serious Crime Branch, said: “With the funerals of Morgan, Connor and Lauren tomorrow, my thoughts and the thoughts of all my officers are very much with the families. Our job is to get them answers as to why they have lost their children.”
“To date, detectives involved in the investigation have identified 400 young people who were in the queue or car park on Sunday evening. 82 of those young people have now been interviewed and arrangements have been made to interview 106 others over the next few days. 72 people have availed of the facility at the Burnavon Centre to speak with detectives.
“As part of our investigation we have utilised the Major Incident Public Portal to allow people to upload mobile phone footage and images of the evening. We have also deployed one of our Cyber Support Vehicles to Cookstown to enable us to download mobile phone footage from people at the scene.
“Detectives would continue to appeal to anyone who has not yet contacted us to please come forward and in the joint statement from the three families, they have made clear their wish that witnesses come forward and talk to police.
“Detectives would again reassure anyone with concerns, the focus of our investigation is not the age of people who were at the event – it is about trying to find answers for the families of the three teenagers who tragically died.
Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray added: “I would urge parents to talk with your children, support them and encourage them to come forward and tell their story to police so we can get an accurate picture of events that night. Their account of events on Sunday night could be crucial to establishing how Connor, Lauren and Morgan died.
“There are a number of ways people can talk to police.
“Detectives can be contacted at the dedicated incident room at Dungannon police station by calling 101, extension 53055.
You can visit the dedicated room at the Burnavon Arts Centre in Cookstown Anyone with any information, images or footage can also pass it to police via the following link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/PSNI19O08-PO1.”
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.