Woman who harassed Yishun neighbours and drove man to build 'wall' arrested

The 63-year-old woman has been arrested. She had harassed her neighbours to the point that one of them set up a fence to block her out. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM

SINGAPORE - The woman who has been harassing her neighbours in Yishun for over a year has been arrested.

The harassment drove her neighbours to their wits' end, with one man erecting a cacti-lined "wall" to fence off the common corridor in a desperate attempt to keep her out.

The police told The Straits Times on Tuesday (May 30) that reports were lodged over the incidents, and a 63-year-old woman has been arrested for the offence of public nuisance.

Neighbours had said the woman regularly splashes an oil-like substance that smells like urine across their doors and corridors.

They also found balls of toilet paper and used sanitary pads outside their flats.

One family erected a metre-high barrier with a latched gate barbed with cacti to fence off the common corridor.

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Shin Min Daily News said in a report on Tuesday that the woman was arrested on Saturday (May 27).

However, neighbours at the Yishun block told ST that they heard the woman making noise in her flat again from Monday (May 29) afternoon.

Madam Yeo Kim Hong, a 65-year-old cashier who lives above the woman, told ST that the woman was making loud banging noises on Monday afternoon.

"She kept banging something, until I had a headache," she said.

IT consultant Edmund Lee, who also lives on the floor above the woman, told ST that he heard the woman making knocking noises on Tuesday (May 30) morning.

He said the family put aside the barbed barrier as "we cannot be blocking the passage also".

The town council had asked them to remove the barrier as it was a fire hazard.

Mr Lee, 28, said he was going to the police station on Wednesday (May 31) to assist in investigations.

"We have to wait and see what the police can do," he said.

He said he has never spoken to the woman before, as she would run away whenever she is approached. Asked about her children, Mr Lee said the woman has one daughter who is "the same as her". He also believes she has another son, who does not stay with her.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Additional reporting by Tiffany Fumiko Tay

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