Scottish Man Shot In The Philippines

23 July 2017, 13:31


A Scottish man has been shot in the Philippines just hours before he was due to get married.

44 year old Tarek Naggar is now in intensive care.

Mr Naggar, who is from Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire, was sitting outside a bar with his fiancee Angie and his best man Chris McLaughlin when he was shot in the chest on Thursday.

A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money to pay his hospital bill.

Mr McLaughlin told the Sunday Herald newspaper three men on a scooter had approached Mr Naggar, with two jumping off and demanding his wallet.

When he refused, one of the men drew a pistol and shot him in the chest before taking the wallet, which had his credit cards and less than £10 worth of local money.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "We are assisting a British national who was shot during a robbery in Cebu, Philippines, and are in touch with local authorities."