WOMAN ARRESTED FOR USING CRIMINAL FORCE TO DETER PUBLIC SERVANTS FROM DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES DURING ZOUKOUT
The Police have arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly using criminal force to deter police officers from discharge of their duties.
On 4 December 2022 at about 2.20am, the Police were alerted to a sunken VIP stage during a ZoukOut event held at Siloso Beach Sentosa. While assisting to evacuate the partygoers, police officers reported that they were splashed with an unknown liquid believed to be alcohol.
Through ground enquiries, as well as with the aid of footages from the Police drone deployed at the event and images from the Police officers’ body worn cameras, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the woman. The woman was arrested on 7 December 2022 for using criminal force to deter public servants from discharge of their duties. Police investigations are ongoing.
The offence of using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his or her duty, under Section 353 of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term of up to four years, a fine, or both.
The Police have zero tolerance towards such brazen acts of violence towards Police officers or public servants carrying out their duties. The Police will not hesitate to take firm action against those who endanger the public safety and the safety of our officers. Members of the public are also advised to abide by the directions of Police and security officers during the year-end celebratory events.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
22 December 2022 @ 2:40 PM