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Tributes flow in for tragic young woman who died at house party in Irish town

Crime WorldBy Jamie McDowell
Amy Reid
Amy Reid

This is the young woman who lost her life at a party on Friday, after which three people were arrested on drugs related offences.

Tributes were paid yesterday to Cookstown woman Amy Reid, who died suddenly at a house party in Coagh, Co Tyrone, on Friday morning.

Police investigating the death of the 21-year-old, who was one of five siblings, have arrested a woman aged 32 and two men, aged 26 and 39.

Friends of the former Holy Trinity pupil, who was from Coolnafranky Park in Cookstown, took to social media to express their grief.

One wrote: "Heartbreaking. Poor wee Amy. God rest her wee soul. X"

Another posted: "RIP beautiful angel. Fly high in paradise."

The three arrested were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

A neighbour said Amy’s family was "devastated" by the news.

Peter Cassidy said: "She was a young girl with everything to live for - tragically taken away so young.

"I have seen her from since she was a child up to now, a bubbly girl who enjoyed life. She had three brothers and a sister. They're totally gobsmacked."

A close friend of Amy also wrote: "We have lost the most kind-hearted girl I know on the planet, who would do anything for anyone.

"Can't even come to terms with this, just thankful I got to grow up with you Amy Reid and still after 20 years be able to call you my best friend.

"Rest in peace my beautiful little angel until we meet again."