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Offline misty

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #255 on: September 14, 2018, 11:49:20 PM »
This is about an alleged attempt in the centre of Lagos of a six-year-old girl about a month ago.

http://portugalresident.com/mystery-woman-takes-six-year-old-in-broad-daylight-in-lagos

Make of it what you will.

It's very sad, if true, that the PJ have done nothing to find the woman responsible but I guess maybe they are hindered by not being able to make the CCTV images public?

Offline Brietta

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #256 on: September 15, 2018, 12:51:48 AM »
This is about an alleged attempt in the centre of Lagos of a six-year-old girl about a month ago.

http://portugalresident.com/mystery-woman-takes-six-year-old-in-broad-daylight-in-lagos

Make of it what you will.
Would that make you think again about Carolina Santos?
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #257 on: September 15, 2018, 07:21:46 AM »
This is about an alleged attempt in the centre of Lagos of a six-year-old girl about a month ago.

http://portugalresident.com/mystery-woman-takes-six-year-old-in-broad-daylight-in-lagos

Make of it what you will.
What a shocking story of Portuguese police complacency and failure to act - at all, in this case. 

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #258 on: September 15, 2018, 07:22:50 AM »
It's very sad, if true, that the PJ have done nothing to find the woman responsible but I guess maybe they are hindered by not being able to make the CCTV images public?
One wonders from this report if they even bothered to look at them.

Online ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #259 on: September 24, 2018, 12:37:21 PM »
http://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/seguranca-morre-no-hospital-de-portimao?ref=HP_DestaqueLateral

A 40 year old man has died in Portimão hospital, a week after being involved in a traffic accident.

The accident took place in the car park of the Autodromo do Algarve.  The man was on a scooter, while the other vehicle was a car.  In the accident, the man suffered serious head injuries, and eventually died of them.

The Autodromo was hosting a round of World Motorbike racing.
Portelas installed. Plus Gonçalo!  And F1!  And the World Cup!

Online ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #260 on: September 26, 2018, 09:54:42 AM »
Tancos is one of the oldest military bases in Portugal. In July 2017, it was broken into, and a large quantity of military weapons, including assault rifles and grenades, was stolen.

137 days later, a large portion of the material was retrieved in Chamusca, which is not too far from Tancos.

Tancos and Chamusca are well to the north of Lisbon, nowhere near the Algarve.  So there was nothing to report then, but that has now changed.

The Chamusca recovery operation was based on an anonymous tip-off, using a supposedly untraceable phone.

The investigation was due to be closed down after this, but various police elements became suspicious.  Eventually, the phone trail led to a GNR officer on the Algarve, who agreed to cooperate.

In addition to the PJ, there is a military PJ.  Yesterday, the national head of the military PJ was arrested, on suspicion of being complicit with those who broke into Tancos.  And the commander of Loulé GNR (on the Algarve) was also arrested, along with 5 GNR officers from Loulé.

Alarm bells should have rung earlier.  For some reason Loulé GNR officers were involved in the recovery at Chamusca, which is nowhere near the Algarve.

https://www.dn.pt/poder/interior/tancos-um-crime-uma-farsa-e-uma-investigacao-dificil--9908003.html

One simply could not make up a story like this.
Portelas installed. Plus Gonçalo!  And F1!  And the World Cup!

Online Eleanor

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #261 on: September 26, 2018, 10:02:58 AM »
Tancos is one of the oldest military bases in Portugal. In July 2017, it was broken into, and a large quantity of military weapons, including assault rifles and grenades, was stolen.

137 days later, a large portion of the material was retrieved in Chamusca, which is not too far from Tancos.

Tancos and Chamusca are well to the north of Lisbon, nowhere near the Algarve.  So there was nothing to report then, but that has now changed.

The Chamusca recovery operation was based on an anonymous tip-off, using a supposedly untraceable phone.

The investigation was due to be closed down after this, but various police elements became suspicious.  Eventually, the phone trail led to a GNR officer on the Algarve, who agreed to cooperate.

In addition to the PJ, there is a military PJ.  Yesterday, the national head of the military PJ was arrested, on suspicion of being complicit with those who broke into Tancos.  And the commander of Loulé GNR (on the Algarve) was also arrested, along with 5 GNR officers from Loulé.

Alarm bells should have rung earlier.  For some reason Loulé GNR officers were involved in the recovery at Chamusca, which is nowhere near the Algarve.

https://www.dn.pt/poder/interior/tancos-um-crime-uma-farsa-e-uma-investigacao-dificil--9908003.html

One simply could not make up a story like this.

Thanks for that, Shining.  Really interesting, although I haven't worked out why yet.  Was it a stool pigeon, do you think?

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #262 on: September 26, 2018, 10:03:35 AM »
Tancos is one of the oldest military bases in Portugal. In July 2017, it was broken into, and a large quantity of military weapons, including assault rifles and grenades, was stolen.

137 days later, a large portion of the material was retrieved in Chamusca, which is not too far from Tancos.

Tancos and Chamusca are well to the north of Lisbon, nowhere near the Algarve.  So there was nothing to report then, but that has now changed.

The Chamusca recovery operation was based on an anonymous tip-off, using a supposedly untraceable phone.

The investigation was due to be closed down after this, but various police elements became suspicious.  Eventually, the phone trail led to a GNR officer on the Algarve, who agreed to cooperate.

In addition to the PJ, there is a military PJ.  Yesterday, the national head of the military PJ was arrested, on suspicion of being complicit with those who broke into Tancos.  And the commander of Loulé GNR (on the Algarve) was also arrested, along with 5 GNR officers from Loulé.

Alarm bells should have rung earlier.  For some reason Loulé GNR officers were involved in the recovery at Chamusca, which is nowhere near the Algarve.

https://www.dn.pt/poder/interior/tancos-um-crime-uma-farsa-e-uma-investigacao-dificil--9908003.html

One simply could not make up a story like this.
Police incompetence or corruption does not strike me as masively out of the ordinary in Portugal.

Offline Sunny

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #263 on: September 26, 2018, 01:22:59 PM »
Police incompetence or corruption does not strike me as masively out of the ordinary in Portugal.

A bit like the UK then.
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Online Eleanor

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #264 on: September 26, 2018, 01:39:15 PM »

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #265 on: September 26, 2018, 03:25:22 PM »
A bit like the UK then.
Why always so defensive of Portugal at the expense of your own country?  I take it you agree police corruption and incompetence is not massively out of the ordinary in Portugal (despite the fact that unlike in the UK allegedly there has never been a miscarriage of justice in that country, ever)?

Offline Sunny

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #266 on: September 26, 2018, 04:03:35 PM »
Why always so defensive of Portugal at the expense of your own country?  I take it you agree police corruption and incompetence is not massively out of the ordinary in Portugal (despite the fact that unlike in the UK allegedly there has never been a miscarriage of justice in that country, ever)?

I was replying to yourself Portugal bashing Vertigo Swirl. Both Portugal and the UK have good and honest police forces in the main part but both also have corruption and incompetence as well. 

Why did you feel the need to say that "Police incompetence or corruption does not strike me as masively out of the ordinary in Portugal"?
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #267 on: September 26, 2018, 06:32:24 PM »
I was replying to yourself Portugal bashing Vertigo Swirl. Both Portugal and the UK have good and honest police forces in the main part but both also have corruption and incompetence as well. 

Why did you feel the need to say that "Police incompetence or corruption does not strike me as masively out of the ordinary in Portugal"?
Because it doesn't.