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MAN “RANDOMLY PUNCHED” ANOTHER MAN @ GREAT WORLD CITY, ARRESTED

A 41-year-old man was arrested after a case of assault took place at 1 Kim Seng Promenade on 30 June at about 4.20pm, according to STOMP.

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He was also arrested for allegedly using explicit language against a public servant.

A netizen shared with STOMP that the man was initially seen creating a ruckus and threatening members of the public in the area.

The netizen then went to check out the commotion and saw a man lying down by the side of the walkway.

The man then pointed at the netizen and his group of friends, cursing and threatening the group in a dialect.

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The man then started walking toward the netizen and his friends, and they then retreated into a smoking area, but the man continued to follow them before walking past another stranger wearing a black shirt who was “along the way”.

The man then randomly punched the man in the black shirt as the netizen and his group of friends watched on in horror.

The man in the black shirt was “pretty shaken” but wanted to confront the 41-year-old for punching him, and the netizen then took a video of the incident.

The police confirmed that they were alerted to a case of assault at 1 Kim Seng Promenade at about 4.20pm.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and at the time of writing, police investigations are ongoing.

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Potential penalties

According to Chapter 321 of the Penal Code, anyone who performs an act that causes hurt to a person is guilty of Voluntarily Causing Hurt.

Upon conviction, offenders could face a jail term of up to 3 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Video of the incident

You can watch the video of the incident here.

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