Superbike champ Sean Emmett saw his new bride ‘flip out’ of Dubai hotel window while looking for her ring, inquest hears

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Superbike champ Sean Emmett saw his new bride ‘flip out’ of Dubai hotel window while looking for her ring, inquest hears


A BRITISH motorcycling champion saw his new bride “flip out” of a their Dubai hotel window while looking for her lost wedding ring, an inquest heard.

Sean Emmett, 50, frantically rang his brother Jason after Abbie Elson, 27, fell to her death from their fourth-floor honeymoon suite at Jumeirah Creekside hotel.

Jason, who was the best man at their wedding days earlier, told Woking Coroner’s Court: “Sean said Abbie had fallen out of a window.

“He said she had lost her ring and had gone down to look for it and got all emotional about it.”

As Sean went to the hotel room door to look for the white gold ring, he saw “saw her flip out” the window, the hearing was told.

Jason, a Metropolitan police officer, said: “He sounded shaken up and said the whole thing was awful.

“He had got a lot of blood on him from giving her CPR.”

Joseph Semanda, 28, was on patrol at the hotel when he saw a woman silently plunge from the fourth floor at about 2.10am in February 2013.

When he looked up, Mr Semanda saw a man looking down from the balcony and a woman had landed in a garden and was “gasping for air”.

In a statement read at the inquest, the security guard said: “I saw a woman falling down from a window from one of the floors in the hotel.

“I ran toward the place where she had fallen. I saw a man looking down from a window.”

He described Sean then running to where she lay dying in a bid to rescuscitate her.

Mr Semanda said: “He was crying and shouting and saying that it was his wife. He tried to perform rescue breathing on her.”

The security guard also said: “At this time the husband came to the scene and kept shouting ‘my wife, my wife why did you do this’.

“He kept calling her by her name. He tried to perform rescue breathing on her.

“I was in shock because it is the first time I had seen someone fall. She was lying on her side horizontally.

“At first I could not look at her. She was lying with her legs folded and her legs up.”

Mr Semanda said he heard her “gasping for air” and then she stopped breathing.

Her nose and mouth were bleeding “but not heavily”.

Mr Semanda could not say whether Abbie was pushed or took her own life.

Sean was not prosecuted over his wife’s death.

The former Grand Prix champ has maintained her fall was an accident.

The court has heard allegations from Abbie’s family that she was a victim of physical abuse.

Post-mortem tests found she had suffered chest and head injuries after falling from a high place.

The court heard she also had enough alcohol in her body to have been sufficient for a person to lack balance and lose consciousness.

Jason told the court his brother would become suicidal while under investigation in Dubai on suspicion of her murder.

The biker was held on bail for 10 months after her death, but was eventually released without charge.

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