The Foreign Office has confirmed it is providing consular assistance after a 40-year-old British woman was left in a critical condition in Portugal following what ITV News understands was a stabbing attack.
We are aware of the hospitalisation of a British national on 29 May in Portugal. We are providing consular assistance.
The spokesperson added: "We are aware of the arrest of a British national on 29 May in Portugal. We stand ready to provide consular assistance."