Man killed in honeymoon hit-and-run crash in Mexico

Ray and Karen Cottam Ray and Karen Cottam married last weekend

A man has been killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash while on honeymoon in Mexico.

Ray Cottam, 55, from Middlestown near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, died in the resort of Cancun, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed.

He was on holiday with his new wife Karen after marrying last Saturday near Pontefract, according to reports.

A FCO spokeswoman said: "We were made aware of the death of a British national in Cancun, Mexico on 30 June."

Mrs Cottam is now back home in Middlestown being comforted by family.

Staff at a nearby bookmakers where Mrs Cottam works have set up a collection for her.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time," the FCO spokeswoman added.

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