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13-year-old boy arrested over killer litter incident

Published on Apr 4, 2014 8:27 AM
 

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly throwing two bricks from the 12th floor of an HDB block.

Police were alerted to the latest in a spate of "killer litter" incidents on March 17, when the bricks were hurled from Block 116, Jalan Bukit Merah. No one was injured.

Following investigations, officers from Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Centre arrested the teenager on Tuesday.

The Straits Times understands that the suspect was captured on a private CCTV camera lobbing the bricks from a corridor.

 
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LACKING PERSPECTIVE

Their understanding of long-term consequences is also not like an adult's, that it may cause harm to others or have an impact on future employment.

- Consultant psychiatrist Adrian Wang, on youngsters who act rashly

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