Tourist dies after Portugal attack

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A British man has died after being attacked near his hotel in Portugal, it emerged today.

Ian Haggath, 50, from Dunston near Gateshead, was beaten up in Albufeira two weeks ago and died from his injuries last Wednesday.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "I can confirm the death of a British national in Faro on May 25. We are in touch with the family and we are providing consular assistance."

According to reports, Mr Haggath suffered serious head injuries after being attacked by four people.

There is speculation that the same gang are responsible for attacking two other tourists this year.

According to the Daily Mirror, David Hoban, 44, from Dublin was stabbed in the same area of Albufeira in April but survived.

A few days before Darren Lackie, 22, a soldier from Fife, was found in the street with a head injury and died.