Public can make a citizen's arrest but must not break the law while doing so: Lawyers

Members of the public subdued a 46-year-old man who allegedly took upskirt videos of a woman on Nov 1, 2019.
Members of the public subdued a 46-year-old man who allegedly took upskirt videos of a woman on Nov 1, 2019.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - Members of the public can make a citizen's arrest if they see a crime being committed but they must not break any laws in the process, said lawyers.

Their comments come after an incident on Nov 1 when a 46-year-old man died after being subdued by five passers-by, one of whom said he had seen the man taking upskirt videos of a woman at Little India MRT station.

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