More police patrols at Orchard mall after slashing attack
Published on Jun 23, 2013 8:29 AM
Police have beefed up their presence at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard in the wake of an attack outside the popular youth hang- out on June 15.
Uniformed and plain-clothes police officers were seen conducting checks on several groups of young patrons when The Sunday Times visited the mall yesterday evening.
A spokesman said last night that the operation was to "project police presence and deter and detect crime".
Patrons said they were reassured by the heightened presence, a sign that the move is effective in curbing violent crime in the area.
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