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Three released on bail after Amy Reid (21) dies at Co Tyrone party

By Staff Reporter

Published 29/10/2016

Cookstown woman Amy Reid, 21, who died at a house party in Coagh
Cookstown woman Amy Reid, 21, who died at a house party in Coagh
The three men - aged 26, 39 and 32 - were taken into custody in connection with drugs related enquiries

Police are investigating the sudden death of a young woman in Coagh, Co Tyrone on Friday during a party in a flat in the village.

The woman has been named locally as Amy Reid (21), from Coolnafranky Park in Cookstown. Another man was taken to hospital.

Police said the three people - two men, aged 26 and 39, and a 32-year-old woman - have been arrested in connection with drug-related enquiries.

They have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Peter Cassidy, a neighbour of the young woman, said that the community was shocked by the news of Amy's sudden death.

"It's a terrible tragedy," he commented.

"It's another young life lost. She was just a 21-year-old with her whole life ahead of her. The people who live round and about her are really stunned," the neighbour said.

Cookstown SDLP Councillor Tony Quinn extended his condolences to the family, describing it as a "terrible tragedy", and expressed his sadness that a young life had been lost.

Cllr Quinn said: "This tragic death of a young person in our community has caused a deep sense of shock and sadness.

"I wish to offer my prayers and condolences on behalf of myself and the community to Amy’s friends, her family and the wider family circle."

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