CNY Eve assault: Police looking for this man

The police yesterday released a photograph of a man they are looking for to help in their investigations into a case of assault. The assault happened at Block 1, Changi Village Road, on Feb 15, the eve of Chinese New Year, at about 10.30pm.

The Straits Times earlier reported that a 43-year-old male 7-Eleven employee at the location had been attacked for half a minute, and left with blood streaming down his face and a blood-spattered work polo T-shirt.

A witness also said there was blood on the walls.

The suspect had allegedly been unhappy that he was unable to buy beer after the cut-off time for retail shops.

Under the law, retail shops are not allowed to sell takeaway alcohol from 10.30pm to 7am. Drinking is also banned in all public places from 10.30pm to 7am.

The employee, who had been alone in the store at that time, contacted the police and called for an ambulance. He was taken to Changi General Hospital, where he received outpatient treatment.

The police are requesting those with information about the person in the photo to call 1800-255-0000. Information can also be submitted online at www. police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential, said the police.

Police are looking for this man to help in their probe into a case of assault at Block 1, Changi Village Road, on Feb 15.
Police are looking for this man to help in their probe into a case of assault at Block 1, Changi Village Road, on Feb 15.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2018, with the headline 'CNY Eve assault: Police looking for this man'. Print Edition | Subscribe