Brit airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in Praia da Rocha

A 24-year-old British man has been airlifted to hospital in Lisbon after being stabbed in the early hours of Sunday morning close to the casino in Praia da Rocha

Tabloid Correio da Manhã said witnesses were unable to describe the attacker or give much context of how the incident played out.

According to family members of one of the injured Briton’s friends, this appears to have been a ‘mugging’ by suspected street dealers.

The injured young man has had to undergo two bouts of surgery and it is still unclear what his prognosis, or indeed his injuries, are.

Consular authorities are involved while the investigation is now in the hands of PJ police.