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PAIKIA WHO SLASHED 6 PEOPLE @ ORCHARD OVER “STARING”, SET TO FACE EVEN MORE CHARGES

In the heart of Orchard Central, the dawn of New Year’s Day witnessed a harrowing incident that left an 18-year-old injured and five others hurt.

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As the case unfolded in the court mention of Adam Hambali Seddon, 30, on Jan 11, revelations about additional charges and a granted bail of $20,000 emerged, according to The Straits Times.

The Orchard Central incident has gripped the public’s attention, with Seddon facing one charge of allegedly causing hurt to Mr Carmelo Joshua Emilio Esmond D’Sylva. The severity of the charges and the uncertainty surrounding the unknown instrument used raise concerns about the forthcoming legal proceedings.

Details of the Incident

On the 11th floor near the Ark11 dance club, Seddon allegedly used an unknown instrument, causing injuries that could lead to death. The court documents did not specify the weapon, adding a layer of mystery to the case. Six individuals, aged between 18 and 30, were hospitalized but have since been discharged.

Preliminary investigations suggest a staring incident catalyzed the altercation between Seddon and the 18-year-old victim. The police reveal a sequence of events leading to the attack on the victim and subsequent assaults on others who intervened.

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Sequence of events

The altercation occurred on 1 Jan at Orchard Central where six victims were left injured as a result of the altercation, with the assailant identified as Adam Hambali Seddon.

The police believe that a staring incident between Seddon and an 18-year-old male victim incited the altercation.

While initial reports suggested the use of a knife, the specific details of the weapon used have not been disclosed by the police.

The altercation reportedly began after a staring incident outside a nightclub, leading to the suspect attacking an 18-year-old.

As four men and one woman attempted to intervene, Seddon continued the violence, attacking them with a dangerous weapon.

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After the altercation, Seddon initially fled the scene, prompting a search for the suspect.

Law enforcement identified Seddon through extensive ground inquiries and aid from images captured by police cameras. He was subsequently arrested at his home.

The aftermath reveals blood stains along a 200m stretch on the 11th floor of Orchard Central, indicating the severity of the incident. Tanglin Police Division plays a crucial role in identifying and arresting Seddon, underscoring the significance of surveillance technology in solving crimes.

Court Hearing

Seddon, attending the hearing via video link, faces the anticipation of additional charges. The prosecution, seeking bail conditions, emphasizes the need for a medical report and the completion of investigations.

The defence argues for a $15,000 bail, highlighting Seddon’s family’s humble means and the location of the victim’s injuries, and the court ultimately granted him a bail of $20,000.

The courtroom drama unfolds with the prosecution revealing Seddon’s alleged breach of remission conditions, raising questions about his history. The defence counters with insights into the victim’s injuries, asserting they were not life-threatening.

Marking the calendar for Feb 8, the court awaits the next chapter in Seddon’s case. The significance of the medical report and ongoing investigations adds a layer of complexity to the unfolding legal saga.

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