Municipality of Torres Vedras declares 5 days of mourning after mayor commits suicide

The municipality of Torres Vedras has declared 5 days of mourning after the discovery of the body of mayor Carlos Bernandes in his home in Turcifal this afternoon. Mr Bernardes had been struggling with depression for some time, say reports. It appears the stabbed himself in the area of the jugular vein. A police source has admitted it is uncommon for people to commit suicide by stabbing themselves “but when psychological states are unstable and reality distorted, this can happen”.