6 arrested for verbally abusing, causing hurt to police officers
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Police have arrested five men and a woman, aged between 18 and 36, in four separate cases of using abusive language and voluntarily causing hurt to police officers.
In the first case on Nov 11 at 5.20pm, officers from Ang Mo Kio Division received a call for assistance at Blk 462 Sembawang Drive.
Upon seeing the officers, a 36-year-old man shouted and hurled vulgarities at them. The man was subsequently arrested for using abusive language against a public servant.
In the second case on the same day at about 8.40pm, an 18-year- old man was seen hitting himself on his head during a dispute at Blk 211B Compassvale Lane. When officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division tried to stop him from hurting himself, the man turned violent and assaulted a female officer. He was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing hurt against a public servant.
In the third incident at about 4.30am on Nov 12, an officer from Clementi Police Division who was performing a routine patrol at a public entertainment outlet along Sentosa Gateway was assaulted by two 23-year-old men as he tried to stop a dispute. A 23-year-old woman also grabbed the officer and punched him. They were arrested for voluntarily causing hurt against a public servant.
On the same day at about 10.20am, police received a report that a drunk man was causing a nuisance at a coffee shop along Lorong 10 Geylang.
When officers from Bedok Police Division approached the man and tried to stop him from throwing things around, he kicked one of the officers. The 44-year-old man was arrested for voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant.
Police said the 36-year-old man involved in the incident at Sembawang Drive will be charged with the offence of using abusive language against a public servant. If convicted, he could be jailed for up to 12 months and fined up to $5,000.
The other suspects will be charged with the offence of voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant in the discharge of his duty. If found guilty, they may face a jail term of up to seven years, and may be fined or caned.