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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (). THE hostel that demanded a dead Brit’s family pay £320 for his crashed moped insist they were shown his driving licence – despite him not having one.  Tragic holidaymaker Jack Whitelaw, 20, was killed in the Philippines when he crashed the scooter into a nail-ridden tree. 7 Jack Whitelaw was killed while on holiday on the island of SiargaoCredit: Triangle News 7 Jack died in the horror crash after renting the moped for just £6Credit: Triangle News 7 Jack Whitelaw, pictured with his sister MollyCredit: Triangle News  Lukay Resort hostel on the island of Siargao then heartlessly asked his heartbroken family to fork out hundreds of pounds for a repair bill on the smashed up motorcycle.  The hostel claimed Jack showed them a licence and signed a form needed before hiring the bikes.  But his shattered dad Paul, 57, insists Jack was not legal to drive and would still be alive if they didn’t give him a scooter.  He said: “He wouldn’t have been driving at all if they had not given him a bike.  “He had no licence. Period.”  Jack arrived at the resort two days before the tragedy last Monday.  Local reports suggest the crash may have been caused after his helmet became loose and he lost balance but had allegedly been drinking.  However, Paul said the suggestion his son had been drinking was not confirmed and cops only said it was a possibility.  He said: “The police report says ‘suspected drinking’.”  The hostel has now backed down in its demand for the repair bill for the moped.  A spokesman for the hostel said: “The rental was about £6. We always ask for a licence to rent a motorbike.  “The person in charge assessed he showed a licence, as for any other rental we did. 7 7 His family received this text asking about payment for repairs to the crashed scooterCredit: Triangle News  “Our staff has very clear rules regarding motorcycle rental and the person in charge never rents scooters without the renter presenting a valid driving licence and keeping a valid ID of the renter.  “They also always insist on wearing helmets at all times and driving slowly”  When told Jack, of Bracknell, Berks didn’t have a driving licence, the spokesman appeared shocked.  He added: “Jack assessed to our receptionist he had one by presenting one from what he told us and by signing the form we ask everyone to sign.  The spokesman said: “Repairs were minor, £320, but it represents a lot for locals here.  “The police told us to ask him directly.  “We sent a message to the father regarding the damages to the bike, as local police explicitly advised us to do so to get back the bike.  We didn’t mean to be insensitive or rude by any way, it seemed to be the procedureHostel spokesman  “We didn’t mean to be insensitive or rude by any way, it seemed to be the

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