Tourist robbed

A British tourist suffered a head injury after falling on to the ground when her handbag was snatched in Vilamoura on July 30.

The woman was walking near the Old Village resort when a car approached her.

An occupant of the car grabbed her handbag and the vehicle sped away, causing the woman to fall to the ground.

A resident of the area told Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã: “The robbers dimmed the car lights as they were approaching and, after stealing the handbag, sped off very quickly.”

A GNR patrol from Vilamoura was called to the scene.