'Shock' at Maldives wedding abuse video

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Police in the Maldives are to launch an investigation after a foreign couple who thought they were renewing marriage vows were in fact being subjected to a torrent of abuse.

A video has emerged of the unidentified Western couple taking part in the ceremony at the Vilu Reef resort.

Instead of words of blessing, the celebrant calls the couple "swine" and "infidels" in the local Dhivehi language.

The Maldivian High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Farahanaz Faisal, told 5 live that she was "shocked" by what had happened.

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