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Inquiry call over honeymoon deaths of Halifax couple

The mother of a man killed alongside his wife in a quadbiking accident while on their honeymoon has called for a full investigation into their deaths.

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

The pair, both 25, were married in Ripponden on 30 July.

Jonathan's mother Cath Davies said: "They were the most wonderful couple in the world."

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

The pair were found injured by the roadside of the resort at about 04:00 local time, Maldives police said.

Ms Davies said it was understood the bike was unregistered and the driver, who was also injured, did not have a licence.

'Too perfect'

She is now calling for a full investigation to stop a similar tragedy happening again.

"I'm hoping somebody is going to step up and someone is going to take responsibility for this."

She added: "I hope there is going to be a full investigation."

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Image caption The couple's son Jake is being cared for by a grandparent

Ms Davies said the fact the couple had got married made the tragedy easier to deal with.

"They had that day. It was perfect. They planned it to the finest detail and it went without a hitch."

She added: "They had been really happy together. There had never been any problems between them.

"Both were fantastically successful in their own lives and have their wonderful little boy.

"It was so perfect for them. It was almost too perfect."

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said it was aware of the deaths.

The spokesman added: "We are liaising with both the police and the local authorities and are providing consular assistance of next of kin.

"We cannot comment further at this stage as police investigations are ongoing."

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