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Fri 6 Dec 2013 11:00 AM

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UK man arrested over wife's death in Dubai

Former bike rider Sean Emmett bailed by Surrey police pending further inquiries

UK man arrested over wife's death in Dubai
Former superbike racer Sean Emmett.

Former superbike rider Sean Emmett has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife after flying back to the UK following a 10-month enforced stay in Dubai.

Emmett was arrested at Heathrow and has been released on bail until a date in March pending further inquiries. while Surrey Police investigate his wife's death.

Abigail Emmett died after falling from a high-rise hotel in Dubai during a 48-hour stop-over following their wedding and honeymoon in Cape Town in February.

A Surrey Police spokesman said in a statement: "The 43-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of Surrey resident, Abigail Emmett nee Elson, in Dubai in February has been released on bail until a date in March pending further enquiries.e."

Sean Emmett was stranded in Dubai for 10 months after authorities in the emirate confiscated his passport amid an investigation into the tragedy. He finally had his passport returned earlier this week to allow him to fly home to the UK.

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

Emmett, who won 19 British Superbike events during his career, was never arrested or charged in Dubai.

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