On 27th June it was reported that Fernando Bandera aged 48 years serving with the PSP was brutally attacked whilst carrying out his work at a music festival at Vale da Amoreira, Moita, just south of Lisbon.

The agent was involved in a crowd management operation at the time but reportedly became seperated from his colleagues. A number of men then attacked the agent throwing stones at him and stabbing him three times. A number of people helped save the agent by preventing further attack.

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the attack and the firearm recovered. It is likely that others will be arrested shortly.

Colleagues report that the agent may have been recognized by gang members as he had undertaken anti drug trafficking operations in the area.