A 24-year-old man and eight male teenagers have been arrested on Sep. 15, 2022.
According to the media release, the police were alerted to a case of assault at Lengkok Bahru on Sep. 2, at around 8:45pm.
The 15-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted by a group of attackers armed with knives in Lengkok Bahru in the Bukit Merah area on Sept 2, said the police in a statement on Thursday.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that a 15-year-old male victim was allegedly assaulted by a group of assailants armed with knives, over a prior dispute,” the police said in a statement.
Total Nine people were arrested & eight of them are teenagers according to police and the arrests made were made by police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Clementi Police Division.
All the suspects are male, and the oldest is 24 years old.
During the arrests, officers seized knives believed to have been used in the attack.
All nine have been charged in court with rioting armed with a deadly weapon under Section 148 of the Penal Code 1871, the police said.
The offence carries a prison term of up to 10 years and caning.
Investigations are still ongoing, the police added.
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