Four Irish women attacked on holiday in the Algarve
Published 06/09/2011 | 10:54
Portuguese police have launched an investigation into an attack which left four Irish women injured. The attack happened in the early hours of yesterday morning in the Algarve.
It is believed the women, who were on holiday in the area, were not seriously injured.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance, through the embassy in Lisbon, and family members are flying out today to be with them.
Their passports were among a number of items stolen.
There has been a spate of attacks on foreign tourists in the Algarve this year.
In June, two Irish women aged 28 and 29 were attacked by three men in Praia da Rocha, Portimão, on their way back to their hotel.