The Police have arrested two men, both aged 26 years old, for assaulting and using abusive language against police officers.
On 23 February 2020 at about 4.00am, the Police were alerted to a case of dispute along Jurong West Street 74. When the two men were engaged by Police officers, despite reminders by the Police officers to keep peace, the two men continued to behave aggressively and violently assaulted the Police officers. Both men also caused damage to police vehicles.
The men will be charged in Court on 24 February 2020 with the following:
a. Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty under Section 332 of the Penal Code. The offence carries imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years, and a fine or caning;
b. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty under Section 333 of the Penal Code. The offences carries imprisonment for a term which may extend to 15 years, and a fine or caning; and
c. Vandalism under Section 3 of the Vandalism Act. The offence carries a fine not exceeding S$2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, and caning with not less than 3 strokes and not more than 8 strokes.
The Police will not tolerate such acts of violence and abuse towards public servants who are carrying out their duties. Offenders will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force