A 47-year-old man has been remanded in custody after allegedly stabbing his partner “several times” on a Silves street.
The woman suffered knife blows to her “shoulder, neck, hand, head and waist” and was taken to Portimão Hospital by locals who found her on the street, according to a statement by Faro’s Public Prosecutor’s Office.
National tabloid Correio da Manhã says the attack occurred after a “violent discussion” inside a car in the early hours of Monday morning (November 21).
The woman was allegedly stabbed after exiting the car and while she had her back to the man.
Her partner, described as a bricklayer, was on the loose for 24 hours before being caught by Portimão PJ police.
He appeared before a judge in Silves and was remanded in custody, pending trial on charges of “attempted homicide”.
The Resident contacted Portimão Hospital to ask about the woman’s condition but the hospital could not locate her with the information we provided.