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Irishman 'repeatedly stabbed' at resort in Algarve

The victim was reportedly attacked by two men in Praia da Rocha on Sunday morning.
May 9th 2017, 10:37 AM 42,848 50

Updated 23 May, 10.54am

AN IRISHMAN WAS rushed to hospital in Lisbon after being repeatedly stabbed in a popular Algarve tourist resort.

The victim was reportedly attacked by two men in Praia da Rocha, near Portimao, just after 5am on Sunday.

He was taken to a nearby hospital before being transferred to São José Hospital in the Portuguese capital because of the severity of his injuries.

Police are investigating the incident and looking for the attackers. They have made no official comment but are understood to be treating the incident as an attempted homicide.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it is aware of the case and ”is providing consular assistance to the family”.

Praia da Rocha is second only to Algarve’s other resort of Albufeira in terms of tourist numbers.

With reporting by Órla Ryan

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