Home Briefs: Sec 1 postings out next Wednesday

Noel David Jones filmed an upskirt video of 10 women in a supermarket in June this year.
Noel David Jones filmed an upskirt video of 10 women in a supermarket in June this year.

Sec 1 postings out next Wednesday

Secondary 1 posting results will be released next Wednesday at 9am, the Ministry of Education announced yesterday.

Parents who provided a local mobile phone number with their child's school choices will receive the posting results by SMS.

Results can also be accessed at the student's primary school or online at www.moe.gov.sg/ admissions/secondary-one- posting-exercise.

Students must report to their secondary school next Thursday at 8.30am.


Briton jailed for recording upskirt video

A 53-year-old man placed his mobile phone in a supermarket shopping basket with its camera facing up and took an upskirt video that captured 10 victims over 46 minutes.

Yesterday, Noel David Jones was given four weeks' jail after he pleaded guilty to three out of 10 charges of insulting the modesty of a woman.

The remaining seven counts were taken into account as part of his plea bargain.

A district court heard that Jones, a British national working as a project services system specialist, went to Cold Storage supermarket at Great World City on June 12.

Jones set his iPhone to video recording mode and placed it in a basket. While holding the basket, he would walk close to and loiter around female shoppers.

He hovered near one victim for about four minutes as she walked around the supermarket, and recorded a total of about 29 seconds of upskirt video footage by holding his basket beneath her dress multiple times.

The punishment for insulting the modesty of a woman is up to one year in jail, a fine, or both, for each charge.


Man arrested for trying to swim into Singapore

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for unlawful entry into Singapore.

He was spotted in the waters off Kranji's Charcoal Jetty at about 9.40pm, the police said in a news release yesterday.

The man is understood to be a Bangladeshi national.

He was intercepted and apprehended at around 10pm by the Police Coast Guard.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 15, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe