Brit dad stabbed three times on stag do with kind-hearted stranger saving life

Thousands of pounds has been raised for a Welsh tourist who was stabbed three times and left for dead as he celebrated a friend's stag do in Portugal.

More than £7,000 has been raised for Alex Evans, from Treherbert, since the terrifying attack just 100m from the hotel he was staying in.

The father-of-one spent several days in intensive care battling for his life, and had to have major surgery.

His parents Bev and Paul are by his side, and they say he still has a way to go before he is able to travel home to be with his partner Leah, son Harry, sister Ellie and nephew Charlie.

Family back home in Wales have been overwhelmed with support as they wait for news on the 32-year-old's condition.

His sister Ellie said: "The care he has had off the hospital has been amazing. I have spoken to my parents in Portugal and they are overwhelmed with the amount of support from the community, friends and family.

"Everyone has pulled together and just offered so much help care and get well wishes. The fundraising, has blown us away and shows how cared and loved Alex is."

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Alex was with a group of eight friends at the resort of Albufeira when they became separated after a night out.

They all went back to the hotel to wait for each other, but the alarm was raised when they realised Alex had not picked up the keys for his room.

Friend Chris Langley said: "We had already tried the local hospitals, but feared the worst when we saw them. The language barrier was difficult, and at first we didn't realise how seriously he had been injured."

He says the police would not give them much information because they weren't family, but they later learned he was critically ill in hospital.

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Chris added: "We had to do something. We live in a fantastic close community and anyone who knows Alex knows how much of happy, genuine and loyal friend he is and how much his family means to him.

"This is why we are asking our community, friends and family near and far to help assist the family of the financial burden that has been caused by this traumatic event.

"The man found him and instead of ringing an ambulance, this man put him in his car and took him to the hospital in Faro. If this man had not taken these steps doctors said Alex would not have made it."

Details of the fundraising page for Alex can be found here.

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