Identified men who stole and broke the book of the statue of the poet José Régio

The suspects of the theft of the stone book, the sculpture in honor of the poet José Régio, in Portalegre, have been arrested by the police.

The theft took place on Sunday evening and the recovered part is broken, and the town hall announced that it would contact the authors of the work to find a solution.

The figurative sculpture of the poet José Régio, in marble, is by Maria Leal da Costa and José Luís Hinchado and was placed by the Chamber of Portalegre in Praça da República, in December 2020.

In the press release from the PSP, dated this Friday, it is announced that “the investigation will continue”, in order to identify other actors.

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