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Sean Emmett meets Dubai prosecutors over wife's death

Former superbike star faces nine-day wait after speaking to prosecutors about Abbie Emmett’s hotel plunge

SEAN Emmett has met with prosecutors in Dubai to discuss his wife’s fatal fall from a hotel window.

The former superbike star has been stranded in Dubai since Abbie Emmett plunged to her death during a honeymoon stop-over in February.

Authorities originally recorded her death as suicide but confiscated Emmett’s passport in March when he was fined for drinking without a licence.

Last week Dubai authorities announced they were reopening the enquiry into Mrs Emmett’s death.

Emmett, of Addlestone, Surrey, met prosecutors yesterday and again today with a local lawyer.   

He said: “I thought it was wise to have legal council if I'm going to start asking questions about something that happened eight months ago.”

This morning he tweeted: ‘So after 3 hours of going back over the events of Feb 18th, the prosecutor will phone me after 9 days.’

Earlier he said:  ‘Meeting the prosecutor in 30 mins and today I'm hoping for a positive and conclusive outcome.’

Abbie, 27, fell from a fourth floor window of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Garhoud.

The couple were on a 48-hour stopover in Dubai following their wedding and honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa.

Emmett says his wife’s death was an accident.

Police said at the time they did not believe there were suspicious circumstances but Dubai press have reported that prosecutors are now investigating whether Mrs Emmett was murdered.

Emmett said he thought reports in UK media had prompted progress in the case.

He said: "I think what's happened is because of the media frenzy in the UK, someone over here has been given a tap on the shoulder to say 'look, what is happening with this case' because I've had no contact with anybody - prosecution or the police or anything - for nearly six months.

"I think the case has been dormant and no-one has actually been looking at anything.
Emmett has called on the UK government to help him return home and spoke to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond about his case last week.

Mr Hammond said: "The issues are complicated - I am in contact with the Surrey Coroner and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are talking to the Public Prosecutor's office in Dubai to try to unravel where the log jam is."

SEAN Emmett has met with prosecutors in Dubai to discuss his wife’s fatal fall from a hotel window.

The former superbike star has been stranded in Dubai since Abbie Emmett plunged to her death during a honeymoon stopover in February.

Authorities originally recorded her death as suicide but Emmett’s passport was confiscated in March when he was fined for drinking without a licence.

Last week Dubai authorities announced they were reopening the enquiry into Mrs Emmett’s death.

Emmett, of Addlestone, Surrey, met prosecutors yesterday and again today with a local lawyer.   

He said: “I thought it was wise to have legal council if I'm going to start asking questions about something that happened eight months ago.”

This morning he tweeted: ‘So after 3 hours of going back over the events of Feb 18th, the prosecutor will phone me after 9 days.’

Earlier he said:  ‘Meeting the prosecutor in 30 mins and today I'm hoping for a positive and conclusive outcome.

Abbie, 27, fell from a fourth-floor window of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Garhoud.

The couple were on a 48-hour stopover in Dubai following their wedding and honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa.

Emmett says his wife’s death was an accident.

Police said at the time they did not believe there were suspicious circumstances but Dubai press have reported that prosecutors are now investigating whether Mrs Emmett was murdered.

Emmett said he thought reports in UK media had prompted progress in the case.

He said: "I think what's happened is because of the media frenzy in the UK, someone over here has been given a tap on the shoulder to say 'look, what is happening with this case' because I've had no contact with anybody - prosecution or the police or anything - for nearly six months.

"I think the case has been dormant and no-one has actually been looking at anything."

Emmett has called on the UK government to help him return home and spoke to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond about his case last week.

Mr Hammond said: "The issues are complicated - I am in contact with the Surrey Coroner and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are talking to the Public Prosecutor's office in Dubai to try to unravel where the log jam is."

A petition calling on UK government to assist in bringing Emmett home has gained over 13,000 signatures.

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