Four men arrested for fight on board bus in the early hours of Sunday morning

Four men aged between 25 and 31 have been arrested for fighting on board a public bus as it was travelling along Eu Tong Sen Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The police were first called to the scene at 6.20am by a man who was also on board. The suspects got off the bus after the man shouted at them, said a police statement on Tuesday evening.

Armed with information from the complainant and witnesses, police identified the four suspects and arrested them on Tuesday in a follow-up operation.

Anyone arrested for fighting in a public place and disturbing the peace will be prosecuted for an offence of affray. If found guilty, they could face up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both.

Commander of Central Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Daniel Tan, stressed that the police takes a serious view of offences disturbing the peace especially those committed in public amenities that pose a threat to safety. He also advised the public not to get involved in fights after consuming liquor.