Police have arrested seven men aged between 17 and 19 for two cases of rioting along Jiak Kim Street and Kim Seng Road on Sunday.
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested seven men aged between 17 and 19 for two cases of rioting along Jiak Kim Street and Kim Seng Road on Sunday.
On March 30 at about 3.56am, police responded to a fight along Jiak Kim Street.
They spotted the victim, who was reportedly set upon by a group of suspects, who fled after punching and kicking him.
While officers from the Central Police Division were investigating the fight, another fight was reported along Kim Seng Road at about 4.57am.
Another victim was attacked by a group of suspects who fled before the police arrived.
Suspecting that the assailants could be the same for both cases, the officers conducted extensive enquiries and looked CCTVs in the vicinity to establish the identities of the suspects.
The officers arrested the suspects at various locations on the same day.
Five of the suspects will be charged in court over the next two days. Police say investigations against the remaining two suspects are ongoing.
If convicted of rioting, the men can be jailed up to seven years and caned.
DAC Daniel Tan said police take a serious view of fighting in public places where the safety and security of members of public may be at risk.
He assured that no efforts will be spared in tracing and getting the offenders to face the full brunt of the law.