Police end trial extension of Clarke Quay liquor hours after rise in crimes

The police said that public order crimes, which include disorderly behaviour and voluntarily causing hurt, rose by 7 per cent during the trial period compared with the same period in 2017.
The police said that public order crimes, which include disorderly behaviour and voluntarily causing hurt, rose by 7 per cent during the trial period compared with the same period in 2017.ST FILE PHOTO

A trial extension to liquor licensing hours for certain operators at Clarke Quay has been ended by the police after four months.

Last August, selected nightclubs and bars at the party hot spot were given some reprieve from stricter controls in the area that were introduced in 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2019, with the headline 'Police end trial extension of Clarke Quay liquor hours after rise in crimes'. Print Edition | Subscribe