Monday 27 January 2020

Tourist stabbed to death 'with spear' in village in the Algarve

Algarve, Portugal
Algarve, Portugal

Margaret Davis

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."

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