British waitress, 22, is stabbed, scalped and stripped naked

British waitress, 22, is stabbed, stripped naked and SCALPED in horror attack 'by gypsy family who accused her of having an affair with one of their clan' in Portugal Leighanne Rumney, from South Shields, was kidnapped and taken to a forest She was attacked by relatives of the man they thought she had been seeing The 22-year-old had to run away naked after the horror attack in the Algarve

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Published: 01:36 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 02:05 GMT, 1 February 2019

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Leighanne Rumney (pictured) was stabbed and scalped by a violent gypsy gang in Portugal

Leighanne Rumney (pictured) was stabbed and scalped by a violent gypsy gang in Portugal

A British woman was stabbed and scalped by a violent gypsy gang in Portugal who claimed she was having an affair with a married man. 

Leighanne Rumney, from South Shields, was allegedly kidnapped by relatives of the man who they wrongly believed she was seeing.

The 22-year-old was reportedly targeted in a 'ritual shaming' in a Portuguese forest by gypsies who stabbed her and chopped off her long blonde hair.  

She had to run away naked and flag down a car to escape the horror attack, The Sun reported. 

She is said to have attracted interest from a Roma gypsy while working as a waitress at a bar in Alubfeira, in the Algarve, but said they had never dated. 

However the gypsy family wrongly believed they were having an affair, and lured her into their car to kidnap

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