Ang Mo Kio bus depot fence found cut open, police investigating

A Lianhe Zaobao reporter at the scene saw that a slit large enough for a person to enter was cut open in the metal mesh fence. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
A Lianhe Zaobao reporter at the scene saw that a slit large enough for a person to enter was cut open in the metal mesh fence. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
The fence around an Ang Mo Kio bus depot was found cut on Thursday night, and an intruder is suspected to have entered the facility. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
The fence around an Ang Mo Kio bus depot was found cut on Thursday night, and an intruder is suspected to have entered the facility. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
The fence around an Ang Mo Kio bus depot was found cut on Thursday night, and an intruder is suspected to have entered the facility. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
The fence around an Ang Mo Kio bus depot was found cut on Thursday night, and an intruder is suspected to have entered the facility. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

An earlier version of this story said the bus depot belonged to SBS Transit. This is incorrect. We are sorry for the error.

SINGAPORE – A fence at SMRT's Ang Mo Kio bus depot was found cut on Thursday night.

A Lianhe Zaobao reporter at the scene saw that a slit large enough for a person to enter was cut open in the metal mesh fence. Police were seen investigating at the scene late on Thursday night.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement that a fence between the perimeter fences of SMRT and SBS Transit's bus depots in Ang Mo Kio "appeared to have been cut".

There was no unauthorised entry into the depots, LTA said.

"SMRT confirms that there was no breach to the Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot perimeter fence," SMRT vice-president of corporate Information and communications Patrick Nathan said.

The fence had been mended when The Straits Times visited the scene at 8am on Friday.

SMRT reported the incident to the police, who are investigating.

Police said they received a call on Thursday at 8.10pm requesting for assistance at Ang Mo Kio Street 62.

Upon police arrival, it was established that a case of mischief had occurred, they said in statement on Friday.

Graffiti was found on an SMRT train at Bishan Depot on Saturday, and on May 5 this year, a red scrawl was discovered on a train before it left the Bishan depot for service.

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