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Tributes paid as first victim of Greenvale Hotel tragedy named

Lauren Bullock

A teenage girl who died after a crush outside a Cookstown Hotel on Sunday night has been named.

She was 17-year-old Lauren Bullock.

Lauren was a pupil of St Patrick’s College in Dungannon, who this afternoon paid tribute to “a beautiful girl, a shining light in our school community”.

Those were the words of her principal Catherine McHugh, who said she “gave generously of her time and talents”.

Adding: “She was a leader among her peers and a quiet strong and loyal presence. A treasured friend and capable young lady with a bright future.”

Posting on Facebook, Euphoria Allstar Cheerleading NI, said they are “absolutely devastated to say we lost one of our senior athletes Lauren Bullock in the tragedy in Cookstown last night.

“My heart is broke writing this. You where the most down to earth, beautiful soul and our Coral team will never be the same without you. You were an incredible cheerleader and were the back bone of our team.

“I honestly can’t put into words how much you will be missed. Thank you Lauren for giving me the pleasure of coaching you all this time.

“We love you Lauren, you’re now shining over us all. We will never forget you. The brightest Purple star in the sky. Our angel. Fly high our beautiful girl.

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