Pensioner tried to stab wife

Police in Vila Real de Santo António detained a 68-year-old man recently, suspected of trying to murder his wife, by stabbing her in the neck and the head with a kitchen knife. The arrest occurred after police received an anonymous tip-off informing them that a woman was lying in the street with a blood-soaked towel round her head.

The victim was promptly rushed to Faro District Hospital. The woman’s husband later confessed to the crime. At the couple’s home police found a kitchen knife with a 22.5 centimetre steel blade, a hunting rifle and a pistol. The man was taken to Vila Real de Santo António judicial court.