Alcoutim: Suspected murderer of British man remanded in custody

Eugénio Reicha, the 20-year-old Portuguese youth who has allegedly confessed to killing an Englishman in his Alcoutim home after the two had sex, has been remanded in custody on suspicion of qualified murder and robbery.

Faro’s public prosecutor’s office made the announcement on April 6 after media reports claim Reicha confessed to fatally stabbing Simon Carley-Pocock after he was arrested by PSP police on Tuesday in possession of the victim’s Audi A4.

A routine operation stop revealed Reicha did not have a valid driving licence, and the gruesome story then emerged.

Carley-Pocock’s body was found a little while later inside his home in Pereiro, Alcoutim.

He had been stabbed several times in the abdomen with what appears to have been a spear.

National tabloid Correio da Manhã claims Reicha was under the influence of drugs when he stabbed his 58-year-old victim moments after the two had sex – apparently with the goal of robbing him.

Pocock – said to be HIV positive – is believed to have paid Reicha for sex several times before (click here).

The investigation led by Faro’s DIAP (department of penal investigation) continues.

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