Northern Ireland

Cookstown crush: Greenvale owner Michael McElhatton released

Michael McElhatton, owner of the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Image copyright PA
Image caption Greenvale owner Michael McElhatton was being interviewed by police

The owner of a hotel where three teenagers died following a St Patrick's Day crush has been released by police.

Michael McElhatton was arrested by detectives investigating the deaths at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown.

The 52-year-old has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

Detectives were granted a 36-hour extension by the courts to question him on Wednesday.

Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and Connor Currie, 16, died in a crush outside the hotel.