UK man flies home after Dubai 'murder probe' nightmare

Former superbike racer Sean Emmett gets passport back after being stranded in Dubai for 10 months
Former superbike racer Sean Emmett.
By Andy Sambidge
Wed 04 Dec 2013 01:58 PM

A former superbike racer who was stranded in Dubai for the past 10 months after his wife plummeted to her death in the emirate, is finally flying back home to the UK, it has been reported.

Sean Emmett found himself at the centre of a murder probe in Dubai after the tragedy in February and had his passport confiscated.

But according to a report by the BBC, Emmett has had his passport returned and is flying back to the UK.

Emmett was quoted as saying he had been in "limbo" for 10 months and it had been "horrendous".

He also tweeted a picture of himself with his passport, following an online campaign and petition for him to return to the UK, the BBC added.

He said in comments published by the BBC: "The amount of times I've been to collect it and not collect it - things go wrong - but everything went swimmingly this time.

"I just went in and within 15 minutes I had my passport and I'm now flying out. I'm so relieved. It hasn't quite sunk in yet."

Emmett added he had still not had time to grieve after his wife's death.

He said his first priority on arriving in the UK on Wednesday would be to see his mother and his children.

Abbie Emmett died after falling from the window of the couple's room at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.

They had been in Dubai on a 48-hour stopover after their wedding and honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa.

Emmett, who won 19 British Superbike events during his career, was never arrested or charged over her death.

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