British newlyweds Jonathan and Emma Gray from Halifax, UK, were tragically killed yesterday while honeymooning on the paradise island of the Maldives located in the Pacific Ocean.
The young couple in their 20s celebrated their marriage on Saturday July 30 in the Â Yorkshire village of Ripponden, died instantly after an horrific accident ocurred as they were being driven back to their luxury apartment in powerful quad bike.
“We have a full team of officers investigating the tragic deaths of this couple.
“What we know so far is that they were being driven back to their room at around 4am on Saturday when their quad vehicle was involved in an accident.
“It appears that their vehicle crashed into a tree and they suffered fatal injuries.
“The driver of the quad bike was also seriously injured and is being treated at hospital”, said police Maldive Police Inspector Ahmed Shiyam.
Police detectives on the idyllic pacific island have set to work investigating just what may have caused the fatal accident to have happened, but no further information regarding the deaths Jonathan and Emma Gray have been released.
It is understood that the injured driver of the powerful quad bike could face prosecution over the deaths:
“At this stage we are sure that this was an accident.
“However. we continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident and our officers will establish exactly what happened in the moments before the crash.
“It is too soon to say whether the vehicle was travelling too quickly or to comment on who might have been responisble.
“We cannot rule out criminal proceedings in the future”, added Inspector Shiyam.