Relief for bereaved woman as phone charges are refunded

Jake O'Grady.
Jake O'Grady.

The friend of a young man who died suddenly in Vietnam has had her phone charges refunded as a gesture of goodwill.

Thousands of people signed a petition to get Katie Benefer a refund after her friend Jake O’Grady from Lancaster died on new year’s day.

Within 24 hours of the petition being launched phone company EE confirmed that all of Katie’s expenses would be refunded.

Katie was the main point of contact for Jake’s family and made numerous calls home and to the embassy in both the UK and Vietnam.

Her phone bill had been expected to reach £800.