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Maldives quad bike couple mourned

Tributes have been paid to a British couple who were killed in a quadbiking accident while on their honeymoon in the Maldives.

Jonathan and Emma Gray, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, were found injured on a roadside at the Kuredu Island Resort and Spa where they were staying.

Mr Gray was in his twenties and his new wife was 25. They had a young child who did not go with them on the honeymoon and is being looked after by a grandparent in the UK.

Around a dozen floral tributes were left at the couple's home in Halifax today, with teddy bears and an empty bottle of champagne.

Friends of the couple visited the house to lay flowers and console each other.

Later, the brother of Emma Gray, who did not give his name, arrived at the property and described them "as a wonderful couple".

He added: "It is all too raw at the moment."

A neighbour of the couple, who did not want to be named, described them as a "golden couple".

Mrs Gray was a teacher at Holy Trinity Primary School in Halifax. School governor the Rev Martin Russell paid tribute to her, saying: "She was a very popular teacher at our school, a very genuine person and very enthusiastic. She loved her children. She was very popular with the staff."

Maldives Police Service said officers are investigating what happened to the honeymooners.

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