Teenager stabbed to death in Messines

A 19-year-old from Algoz has died after being stabbed in the chest during an alleged brawl near the local church in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Silves.

The attack is believed to have happened at around midnight between yesterday and this Thursday.

Emergency services were called but the young man died of his injuries.

Says Correio da Manhã newspaper, a 20-year-old from Messines turned himself in to the local GNR police station shortly after the crime occurred.

CM adds that the youngsters are believed to have been involved in a brawl although the reason why is unclear.

The victim’s body has been taken to Portimão’s office of legal medicine.

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