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Jonathan and Emma Gray killed on Maldives honeymoon

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Image caption Emma and Jonathan Gray had a six-month-old son called Jake

A couple from West Yorkshire were killed in a quadbiking accident while on their honeymoon in the Maldives, police on the holiday island have said.

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

The pair, both 25, were married at St Bartholomew's Church in Ripponden, near Halifax, on 30 July.

The couple had a six-month-old son, Jake, who was not with them on holiday.

A third person was also injured in the crash and is in hospital.

The British couple had been found injured by the roadside of the resort at about 0400 local time, Maldives police said.

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Media captionThe Reverend Martin Russell, who knew Emma Gray, said the community was shocked

A special investigation unit from Maldives police headquarters has been sent to the scene.

Mrs Gray worked as a teacher at Holy Trinity Primary School in Halifax. School governor Reverend Martin Russell described her as a very popular and enthusiastic member of staff who "loved her children".

The couple's son, Jake, is now being looked after by a grandparent in the UK.

Friends of the couple visited their house on Sunday to lay flowers.

The brother of Emma Gray, who did not give his name, described them as "a wonderful couple".

"It is all too raw at the moment", he added.

The Foreign Office earlier confirmed it was aware of the deaths.

"Our thoughts are with the families at this sad time," said a spokeswoman. "We are providing consular assistance and liaising with both the police and the local authorities."

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