Agents and tourists warned about Algarve

Foreign ministry warnings come after violent attacks and robberies

Travel agents and tourists are being given travel warnings about the dangers of wandering too far from hotels in the Algarve, Portugal, for fear of violent attacks by local youths. This comes after a 50-year-old British tourist died last week, following an attack in which he was beaten unconscious and robbed in the early hours of the morning. The attack happened close to his 3-star hotel. Consequently, the UK Foreign Office has upgraded its travel advice on the Algarve this week.
An Irish tourist has also been violently attacked at the same resort, located near the infamous Montechoro neighbourhood of Albufeira.