Tourist stabbed to death 'with spear' in village in the Algarve
Published 05/04/2016 | 18:38
A British man has been stabbed to death in a village in the Algarve.
Portugal's Policia Judiciaria said the man, 58, who died in Alcoutim, was stabbed in the abdomen.
The 20-year-old suspected killer reportedly murdered him with a spear.
A police spokesman said: "The victim was 58 years old. He was killed with a stab blow to the abdominal area. A man suspected of the crime of murder was arrested."
The Briton has been named in reports as Simon Carley-Pocock, an accountant from Hertfordshire.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in contact with local authorities following the death of a British national in the Algarve and are ready to provide consular assistance."