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MAN FOUGHT WITH COFFEESHOP PATRON WHO WAS UPSET AT BEING LOCKED INSIDE TOILET, JAILED

60-year-old Yieh Kan Wah, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment earlier today (22 November) for one count of voluntarily causing hurt, he had 2 other charges taken into consideration during his sentencing.

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What happened?

Yieh was with his friends at a coffeeshop at Block 1 Beach Road on 21 April 2021, while the 63-year-old victim was also with his friends at the time.

The victim went to the toilet at about 9.15pm but was accidentally locked inside, before being released about 20 minutes later.

He then went to confront the owner of the coffeeshop and expressed his unhappiness, and Yieh (who was sitting 2 tables away) stepped in to try and calm him down.

However, the two men then got into an argument with Yieh getting increasingly agitated, before passing his phone to his friend and approaching the victim.

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A fight then broke out and Yieh punched the victim in the face twice before the two got separated; the victim’s nose was bleeding but Yoieh then continued to approach him as he picked up a glass beer bottle.

The two men were then kept apart from each other and Yieh then started retreating, but this time the victim started approaching him.

Yieh then dropped the glass bottle and it shattered into pieces, and he then picked up a piece of glass fragment and hit the victim in the face when the latter lunged at him, resulting in the victim suffering a 7cm cut on his face.

The victim then fell onto a few chairs before falling to the ground, as Yieh continued to attack him, before his firned pulled him away.

The incidents were caught on CCTV cameras, and the victim ended up needing surgery for multiple facial lacerations and bruising.

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The victim incurred medical expenses of $968.55, to which Yieh compensated him $970.

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