Two assisting with investigations into false message of alleged kidnapping at Jurong Point: Police

Two people are assisting with investigations in relation to a false message of a kidnapping case at Jurong Point that was circulated on Wednesday (March 29).
Two people are assisting with investigations in relation to a false message of a kidnapping case at Jurong Point that was circulated on Wednesday (March 29).PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two people are assisting with investigations in relation to a false message of a kidnapping case at Jurong Point that was circulated on Wednesday (March 29).

The message claimed that two children had been kidnapped, and two perpetrators arrested.

On Saturday (April 1), police said that a 45-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman are being investigated for a possible offence of causing alarm.

The penalty for causing alarm is a fine of up to $5,000. Investigations are ongoing.

 

This announcement follows a previous one on Thursday when police clarified that no reports had been made informing of a child kidnapping incident.

"We would like to advise the public against spreading unsubstantiated information which may generate unnecessary public alarm," said a police spokesperson on Saturday.

"We take a very stern view against anyone who knowingly spreads false information to mislead the public and will not hesitate to take action against such individuals."