3 neighbours fight each other in Toa Payoh block with stool, umbrella; get arrested for affray

The trio were arrested in relation to a case of affray on Feb 22, 2018.
The trio were arrested in relation to a case of affray on Feb 22, 2018.PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

SINGAPORE - A man and two women have been arrested for affray after fighting with household items including a stool and an umbrella in Toa Payoh on Thursday (Feb 22).

The man is aged 71 while the two women are aged 45 and 66, the police told The Straits Times on Friday.

Shin Min Daily News said in a report on Friday that the older woman is believed to be the man's wife.

ST understands that the trio are neighbours who live on the third floor of Block 31, Lorong 5 Toa Payoh.

The police said that they were alerted to the case of affray at 11.31am on Thursday.

"A man and two women aged between 45 and 71 were arrested in relation to the case," a police spokesman said.

It is unclear what caused the dispute. However, Shin Min reported that the couple and the 45-year-old woman are from rival rag-and-bone businesses.

An eyewitness who gave his name only as Mr Liu, 34, told the Chinese evening daily that he heard a "violent ruckus" that went on for some time from the floor above.

"I was scared that something went wrong, so I went up to check, and I got a shock," he said. "There were three people who were fighting. One of the women was pinned to the floor and was struggling non-stop to get up."

Police investigations are ongoing.