Lisbon and Porto applaud decision for ‘mobile police stations’ through summer

Following rising concerns – and rising numbers of violent crimes, particularly in ‘sensitive areas’ of Porto and Lisbon through the summer – MAI (the ministry of interior administration) has announced ‘mobile police stations’ for both cities, to start operating later this week. Bar and hospitality sector operators have applauded the decision, saying it will help reinforce security and allay people’s concerns that nighttlife has become increasingly more fraught.