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Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 August, 2005, 11:43 GMT 12:43 UK
Boy faces quiz over holiday death
Limassol, Cyprus
An arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager in Cyprus after his jet water bike killed his girlfriend while they were on holiday.

Hannah Sutton, 16, from Cheshire, died after the 17-year-old lost control of the craft and rode over her off the island's Pissouri beach.

Her mother, Lynn, a schoolteacher at a British military base on the island, watched in horror from the shore.

The youth, who is still in hospital, faces possible manslaughter charges.

Police are currently waiting to question him.

This is apparently a tragic accident and our thoughts go out to the family
Dennis Barnes, British Forces spokesman

Two local men, aged 29 and 45, who run a jet water bike firm have also been arrested by police, who are investigating if the vehicles were hired out illegally.

Ms Sutton and her boyfriend were under the legal age of 18 to drive them.

The couple were taken to Limassol General Hospital, where Hannah died and her boyfriend was treated for slight injuries.

Members of the girl's family were heading out to the island from the Manchester area following the accident.

Her father, Stephen, was flying out to Cyprus with Hannah's brothers William, aged 11 and Daniel, 14.

She had a wonderful future ahead of her and we are absolutely devastated.
Michael James, Rydal Penrhos School

The girl's mother was said to be "very, very distraught".

British Forces in Cyprus spokesman Dennis Barnes said: "This is apparently a tragic accident and our thoughts go out to the family."

The girl, a boarding school pupil at Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, north Wales, had gone to Cyprus with her boyfriend to visit her mother.

School principal Michael James said: "Hannah was a very popular girl with her peers and a highly valued member of the school.

Tourist destination

"She was a talented girl and a good all-rounder, taking part in music, drama and sport, as well as her academic work.

"She had just taken her GCSEs and we were anticipating a good set of results. She had a wonderful future ahead of her and we are absolutely devastated."

Hannah's mother teaches service children at St John's Middle School at Episkopi, near Limassol.

Pissouri is about 15 miles from Limassol and is popular with British tourists.



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