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Irish tourist seriously injured in Praia da Rocha knife attack

by Carrie-Marie Bratley, in Algarve · 11-05-2017 14:57:00 · 0 Comments

An as yet unidentified Irish tourist in his late 20’s or early 30’s is still hospitalised in Lisbon after being rushed there at the weekend following a vicious stabbing attack in the Algarve nightlife hotspot Praia da Rocha, during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Irish tourist seriously injured in Praia da Rocha knife attack

The bloody attack took place at around 5am on Praia da Rocha’s main strip, Avenida Tomas Cabreira.
A large smear of blood on the cobblestone pavement was still visible later that day.
The victim was taken to Portimão city Hospital, where he was treated and stabilised before being rushed to the Santa Maria Hospital in the Portuguese capital due to the severity of his injuries, where he underwent surgery.
The Irishman was reportedly attacked by two men in Praia da Rocha; police are investigating the incident and are reportedly treating it as an attempted murder.
Some Irish press reports claim the man was stabbed “once in the shoulder blade, near to the armpit, and the blade narrowly missed the heart”, and that he “lost a lot of blood.”
Suggestions are the attack could be linked to an earlier altercation that occurred in a nightclub and spilled out onto the street, but could also be the result of a violent mugging.
PJ police reportedly now want to speak to the Irishman about the ordeal.
Praia da Rocha is the main tourist resort of the city of Portimão and is one of the most popular locations for nightlife-loving locals and tourists in the Algarve.

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Edition 1453
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