Home Briefs: Four men arrested for causing hurt in fight

Four men arrested for causing hurt in fight

Four men aged between 17 and 21, believed to be involved in a case of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon in Boon Lay, have been arrested.

The police received a report about a fight at Block 191, Boon Lay Drive, at about 12.20am on Wednesday.

Two injured men found there were suspected of being involved in a fight with four other men unknown to them.

The four suspects were arrested on the same day in Boon Lay Drive. Two knives believed to have been used in the incident were also seized.

The penalty for voluntarily causing hurt with a deadly weapon is a jail term of up to seven years, a fine, caning, or any combination of these.

Rash act to endanger safety: Cabby acquitted

A taxi driver who was tried for acting rashly to endanger the personal safety of a policeman was acquitted yesterday.

Mr Wong Sin Peng, 63, had claimed trial to driving off in his taxi while Sergeant Muhammad Fais Abdul Wahab was holding onto the cab door handle in Lorong 32 Geylang, causing him to suffer a contusion on his left hand, on March 8 last year.

Yesterday, the prosecution offered no further evidence and applied for a discharge amounting to an acquittal. This was after they considered the facts, reviewed the matter and took into account the evidence.

Mauritius gives S'pore zoo two giant tortoises

The Singapore Zoo has received a boost to its Aldabra giant tortoise conservation breeding plan, with the gift of two tortoises from Mauritius to mark the opening of the air corridor between the two countries.

The two female tortoises, named Casela and Coco, are now quarantined at the zoo for a month. They will then join the six giant tortoises at the zoo for future breeding opportunities.

Aldabra giant tortoises, which originate from Seychelles, are listed as vulnerable under the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2016, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe