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British tourist dies after attack in Albufeira

A British man has died in hospital in Faro following a suspected attack on him in the Montechoro area of Albufeira during the early hours of May 15.

The man, named as 50-year old Ian Haggath, was admitted to hospital and pronounced dead on May 25.

A spokesman from the Foreign Office confirmed the death of a British national on May 25 and said: “We are offering consular assistance to the family in the case.”

According to the Portuguese press, Ian Haggarth had been the victim of a failed robbery with the attackers punching him in the face before he fell to the floor and witnesses to the crime reported seeing a group of four men throwing stones and bottles.

A spokesman from Faro Hospital told the Algarve Resident: “The man had been found on the street and INEM emergency services brought him to the hospital for treatment.”

The spokesman added: “An autopsy is currently being carried out at the Faro Legal Medical Institute to hopefully aid the investigation and determine the cause of death.

“He had sustained several injuries, including head traumas, and was pronounced clinically dead. Family members were present throughout his hospitalisation and he died on May 25.”