Little India Riot: Police provide timeline of events on Sunday night

Police Special Operations Command doing their rounds of patrolling Little India as security is stepped up after Sunday's rioting in Little India. The police in a press conference on Tuesday evening gave a chronological breakdown of what happened
Police Special Operations Command doing their rounds of patrolling Little India as security is stepped up after Sunday's rioting in Little India. The police in a press conference on Tuesday evening gave a chronological breakdown of what happened on Sunday night in Little India. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The police in a press conference on Tuesday evening gave a chronological breakdown of what happened on Sunday night in Little India.

Here is a look at the timeline as told by the police:

- 9:23pm: Police are informed of a serious road traffic accident.

- 9.25pm: Singapore Civil Defence Force are alerted to the incident.

- 9.31pm: First ambulance arrives at the scene.

- 9.37pm: The first police fast response car arrives at the scene.

- 9.38pm: First first engine arrives. A crowd of about 100 have congregated.

- 9.41pm: Police reinforcements start arriving.

- 9.45pm: The crowd has swelled to about 400 by this time.

- 9.54pm: The body of worker is extricated from under the bus. Mob starts pelting emergency officers and are holding dangerous weapons like drain covers.

- 10.11pm: Police shield bus driver and time keeper to ambulance. Mob behaves aggressively and hinders police efforts.

-10.30: First group of Special Operations Command (SOC) officers arrive.

- 10.37pm: Police activate a major recall of patrol cars islandwide. A total of 53 police cars activated.

- 10.44pm: SOC officers get into formation and began to disperse mob. Police arrest suspects.

- 11:45pm: Mob is dispersed.

- 12.01am: Investigations at the scene commence.

- 12.39am: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean arrives with Deputy Commissioner of Police T. Raja Kumar.

- 5.03am: National Environment Agency begins clean up of site.

- 6.30am: Roads are passable to traffic.