Death of Vilamoura burglar

Dear Editor,

There has been a great deal of speculation in the press and social media concerning what may or may not have taken place inside the property at the time of the burglary and the circumstances of how the person died. Who was to blame – what level of force was used – what was the cause of death etc.

Until the autopsy is completed and the public prosecutor has examined the facts, it remains nothing more than speculation. Experience shows one should keep an open mind and not pre-judge the outcome. 

David Thomas
President, Safe Communities Portugal