British tourist ‘accuses fellow Brit holidaymaker of rape’ in Albufeira

in Algarve · 05-07-2018 14:37:00 · 0 Comments

A 17-year-old British teenager on holiday in the Algarve has allegedly accused a 23-year-old male compatriot and fellow tourist of raping her in a dawn attack on an Albufeira street.

Newspaper Correio da Manhã reports the incident occurred, based on what the teen told authorities, during the early hours of last Monday morning, on Rua José Fontana, a street near Albufeira’s main bar strip.
According to the newspaper, the girl was “assisted at the scene and then taken to Faro hospital to undergo exams which proved inconclusive”
CM states the pair was “part of the same group” and had been in a bar. It reports they left the venue together, and outside “the boy began to try to get involved with the girl.
“She tried to resist and he forced her to have sex in the public street. The Englishwoman, who appeared to be quite drunk, later told the authorities that she was unable to oppose the young man”, the newspaper’s piece elaborates.

GNR police are said to have received the alert around 4.44am and immediately dispatched a unit to the scene.
They reportedly spotted the man, but he ran away.
“He was chased and caught by officers of the GNR Public Intervention Team - which reinforces security arrangements in the region over the summer. One of the officers was injured while jumping a fence, in pursuit. And when he was caught, the Englishman still tried to resist, injuring another GNR officer”, CM states.
PJ police are said to have been made aware of and are investigating the case.
The suspect, originally identified on suspicion of rape, was eventually detained albeit on charges of resisting and coercing GNR officers.


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