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This man admitted brutally stabbing accountant with spear ‘after sex’

Rosie West April 5, 2016

Simon Carley-Pocock’s body was discovered after Portuguese police stopped a local man who later confessed to the murder.

A British expat who was found speared to death at his remote Algarve villa has been named by police as ex-accountant Simon Carley-Pocock.

Mr Carley-Pocock was killed by Eugenio Filipe Reicha after he took back the local man back his villa in Alcoutim – a popular holiday spot near the Portuguese border with Spain – over the weekend according to police.

The crime was uncovered after Reicha was pulled over in the victim’s Audi A4 by traffic cops and questioned as he had no licence.

He then led officers to his victim’s body, before confessing to killing his victim in a “drugged up rage”, a police spokesman said.

Mr Carley-Pocock – originally from Welwyn Garden City – Herts, died from stab wounds to his chest, stomach and ribs.

“A small knife was discovered on the Portuguese man when he was searched and he ended up confessing to killing the British man who owned the car although with a different weapon, which he said he had thrown out of the car window,” a spokesman for Portugal’s PSP police said.

“He said he had used a spear which is yet to be confirmed because my understanding is it has yet to be found.”

“The Portuguese man says they had known each other for a while and met on Friday and went back to the Brit’s house together.

“He says he killed him during a row after some drinks.”

It is still unknown what the relationship between the two men was, although local reports suggest Reicha may have worked as a rent boy.

Local authorities said Mr Carley-Pocock – who is thought to have given up his accountancy job after being diagnosed with a serious illness – had been living in Portugal for several years.

His British ex-partner who said he was too upset to speak to the press, after spending most of the day with police at the crime scene as they tried to piece together the victim’s final hours.

They are understood to have split up around three years ago after a relationship of nearly three decades.

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