A father from Middlesbrough has spoken of his grief after his five-year-old son was killed in a quad bike crash in Portugal.
Bryan Lappin died on Friday after being thrown from the bike which smashed into a wall in the village where his father, Pete, runs a bar.
His elder brother, James, was also on the bike and is now fighting for his life.
The driver was having a drink in the bar before he offered to take the youngsters for a spin.
– Pete Lappin
“Our bar is in a tiny village in the middle of Portugal and there’s nothing on the roads round here.
“I wish I could turn back time because obviously I would have stopped him taking the children for a ride.
“He didn’t ask for permission. He just disappeared with the children. He’s obviously done something terribly wrong.
“At the moment the shock of what’s happened still hasn’t sunk in.
“We’re having to make funeral arrangements for one child while we pin all our hopes on our older one pulling through."
James, 7, remains in intensive car in hospital in Coimbra with serious head injuries.