5 men arrested for rioting at Beo Crescent in Tiong Bahru

The suspects, aged between 17 and 41, had allegedly assaulted a 30-year-old man on Aug 7, 2016.
The suspects, aged between 17 and 41, had allegedly assaulted a 30-year-old man on Aug 7, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested five men, aged between 17 and 41, for an alleged rioting case that took place at Beo Crescent in Tiong Bahru on Sunday (Aug 7) night.

A 26-year-old woman had made a report that her 30-year-old husband was assaulted by a group of men at around 11.10pm, police said in a news release on Wednesday (Aug 10).

Following up on the case, officers from Tanglin Division identified the suspects and arrested four of the men at Beo Crescent within two hours of the report.

The fifth suspect was arrested in Bukit Batok during an operation the next day.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that all five suspects assaulted the victim on Sunday.

Police investigations against the suspects are ongoing.

Those convicted for rioting could be jailed up to seven years and be subject to caning.