President Marcelo met with the two immigrants (not named) who were attacked by a youth gang in Olhão last month Photo: BRUNO FILIPE PIRES/OPEN MEDIA GROUP

Teens remanded in custody for attack on immigrant in Olhão

President Marcelo apologised to immigrants who were assaulted in Olhão

Three youngsters arrested on Monday for assaulting an immigrant from Nepal in Olhão at the end of January have been remanded in custody.

The trio, all aged 16, were questioned by a judge on Wednesday morning and have been charged on five counts of theft, four counts of aggravated assault and one count of violent damage.

A total of 11 young people, aged between 14 and 16, have been identified by the authorities as having participated in or witnessed the acts. The three youths arrested were deemed “the most active and violent” of the group, according to the Faro district commander of the PSP police force, speaking at a news conference on Monday.

The attack – which was filmed with images uploaded on social media – generated national headlines and prompted Portugal’s president to visit the town last week and apologise personally to the victim.

Source: Lusa