Norwegian tourist charged with assaulting hotel workers

A Norwegian tourist who allegedly attacked two hotel workers appeared in court on Friday to face five charges of assault, criminal trespass and disorderly behaviour.

Staale Lie Jorgensen, 34, is accused of repeatedly shouting and gesticulating with his hands outside Beach Centre on Beach Road at about 6am last Saturday.

Earlier, he allegedly committed criminal trespass by entering a room at Naumi Hotel in Seah Street to cause annoyance to two women guests.

He is also accused of slapping hotel worker Ms Nurul Shifaa Zakariah, 26, on the left arm and punching and kicking her colleague, Mr Vergel Dela Cruz Molano, also 26.

The final charge accuses him of kicking the leg of reservist Inspector Li Tian Fu, 30, at Hospital Drive, Singapore General Hospital, at about 10am that day.

The prosecution asked for an adjournment, pending medical reports.

Jorgensen, represented by Mr S.S. Dhillon, is out on bail and his passport has been impounded.

He will be back in court on June 5.

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