British groom-to-be fights for life after Philippines shooting

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Metro Cebu at sunset

A British man has been shot on a Philippine island just days before his wedding.

Tarek Naggar, 44, is said to be critically injured and in intensive care after being attacked during a robbery on Cebu.

Mr Naggar - from Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire and recently living in Sweden - was gunned down while sitting outside a bar in the capital, Cebu City, in the early hours of Thursday with his fiancee Angie and best man Chris McLaughlin, according to the Sunday Herald.

Three men on a motor scooter were then said to have pulled up and demanded the Scot hand over his wallet. When he refused, one then pulled out a pistol and shot him in the chest.

They also reportedly made off with the wallet, credit cards and the local money he was carrying, equivalent to less than £10.

Mr McLaughlin told the Sunday Herald that Mr Naggar, who was due to get married yesterday, received surgery and was put on a life-support machine after the bullet lodged in his lung.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been in touch with his next of kin and various authorities in the area.

An FCO spokeswoman said: "We are assisting a British national who was shot during a robbery in Cebu, Philippines, and are in touch with local authorities."