The Police have arrested six men, aged between 24 and 35, for their suspected involvement in a case of rioting.
On 12 August 2018 at 9.48 pm, the Police received a report that there was a group of people fighting along Sims Avenue. Preliminary investigations revealed that a group of people assaulted two men after an altercation following a traffic accident. The group then fled the scene in a van.
Through ground enquiries by officers from Bedok Police Division, Central Police Division and Criminal Investigation Department and with the aid of images from police cameras, the identities of the six men in the group were established. They were subsequently arrested, within an hour of the report.
Four men will be charged in courts on 14 August 2018 with rioting under Section 147 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Investigations against the remaining two men are ongoing. Anyone convicted for the offence of rioting shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years and shall also be liable to caning.
Source: Singapore Police Force