1. ITV Report

Daughter describes grief at father's suicide over payday loan debt

The daughter of a man who committed suicide over his payday loan debts recalled how she was pursued by the companies for the money after he had died.

Ian Jordan, who was not well enough to work, took his own life after racking up £18,000 in debt via payday loan firms when he had originally borrowed "a few hundred".

Sixty-year-old Ian was receiving a text message every 10-15 minutes over the money he owed from the payday loans even after his death, his daughter Samantha told Good Morning Britain.

The grandfather had got into more than £18,000 debt to more than 12 firms after his benefits were cut.

Ian started taking out payday loans when his benefits were cut. Credit: Good Morning Britain/ITV

The dad of two took his own life on November 22nd, overdosing on painkillers, and left a suicide note on his laptop.

His 36-year-old daughter, Samantha Carr, posted a moving video on YouTube titled "Merry Christmas Daddy: Pay Day Loans" to warn other people to seek help if they fall into debt.

Samantha is now urging David Cameron to do more to prevent people from falling into a debt trap via payday loans companies.