DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating the deaths of three teenagers at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on St Patrick’s night, Sunday, March 17, have made two arrests.
Police say the men aged 52 and 40 were detained earlier today, Tuesday 19 March, on suspicion of manslaughter.
It is understood the 52-year-old is hotel owner Michael McElhatton.
The second male is believed to be a member of the door staff on duty the night of the crush.
They are currently in custody at Dungannon Police Station being questioned by MIT detectives.
The suspects can be held for up to 24 hours before being either charged or released on police bail.
Detectives can also apply to a judge for an extension to their detention.
Teenagers Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard and Connor Currie died in a crush outside the hotel.
Detectives believe around 400 children turned up at the hotel for the disco.
Senior police officer say it is “fortunate” that not more teenagers did not lose their lives during the crush.