British man, 20, is killed in a moped accident in the Philippines

The family of a British holidaymaker who was killed in a moped accident in the Philippines suffered further anguish when they were told to pay for the damaged scooter. 

Jack Whitelaw died on the island of Siargao last Monday when he crashed on a dark road and ploughed into a tree with nails sticking out of it. 

His father Paul said the 20-year-old had been allowed to hire a motorcycle from a hostel despite not having a licence - accusing the hostel of breaking the law. 

To make matters worse, the 57-year-old father then received a text from the hostel asking him and his wife Suzy to pay for repairs to the crashed scooter. 

'My thoughts right now are that anger has turned to rage,' he said. 

'The company want me to pay for the motorcycle that he broke. Well my son has paid with his life, so I am fighting for justice for Jack.'

Jack Whitelaw, pictured with his sister Molly, died on the island of Siargao last Monday when he crashed on a dark road and ploughed into a tree with nails sticking out of it

Jack Whitelaw, pictured with his sister Molly, died on the island of Siargao last Monday when he crashed on a dark road and ploughed into a tree with nails sticking out of it

Jack, pictured with his father Paul (centre) and sister Molly (right), had hired a moped from the Lukay Resort hostel in the Philippines

Jack, pictured with his father Paul (centre) and sister Molly (right), had hired a moped from the Lukay Resort hostel in the Philippines  

Paul Whitelaw received these texts from a staff member at the Philippine hostel, asking about 'repairs/fees' for the crashed scooter

Paul Whitelaw received these texts from a staff member at the Philippine hostel, asking about 'repairs/fees' for the crashed scooter

Paul Whitelaw received these texts from a staff member at the Philippine hostel, asking about 'repairs/fees' for the crashed scooter 

Jack's father received the message from the Lukay Resort hostel when he arrived in the Philippines to repatriate his son's body yesterday. 

A staff member called Novelyn made contact after speaking to Jack's work friend Ben Sinclair, with whom he was travelling. 

The message read: 'Hi good afternoon. I hope you arrived well in Siargao.

'I was in contact with Ben and he told us you would be one taking care of the repairs/fees for the scooter.

'We just wanted to ask news as the bike is still at the police station as of today. Sorry to bother you with that.'

An outraged Mr Whitelaw replied: 'Are you kidding me! You murdered my son.

'You gave him a motorbike without a licence and as soon as I have finished getting him home, I'm going to get a Philippines lawyer and sue for what you did to him.'

Undeterred, the hostel worker then sent Mr Whitelaw a copy of the form Jack filled in when he hired the bike.

Mr Whitelaw replied: 'I'll give this to our lawyer. He's never driven a motorcycle in his life. No licence.

'Philippine law says you MUST have a licence to use one. Why would you give one? My son paid with his life.'

The father of Jack Whitelaw (pictured) was asked to pay for the scooter when he arrived in the Philippines yesterday to repatriate his son's body

The father of Jack Whitelaw (pictured) was asked to pay for the scooter when he

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