x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

British widower on bail in UK after initial arrest in connection with bride’s Dubai death

Sean Emmett - held in the UAE over the death of his new bride who plunged to her death in a Dubai hotel - was arrested in the UK upon his return from the emirate, but has since been released on bail.

A former motorcycling champion arrested in the UK in connection with his bride’s death in Dubai has been released on bail by Surrey Police, who detained him on his return to Britain.

Sean Emmett, 43, British, was released last Thursday until a date in March pending further enquiries, police said.

Mr Emmett had been in Dubai since February after his wife Abbie, 27, died during their honeymoon when she fell from a hotel balcony.

Her death was initially ruled as suicide but Dubai Police later reopened the case, eventually closing their inquiries last month on the grounds that there was not enough evidence to suggest murder.

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