Arrested: Couple who bullied old man at Toa Payoh hawker centre

Police have arrested a 46-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman for an offence of public nuisance after receiving reports about the couple allegedly using offensive language and force against a 76-year-old man.

It was earlier reported that the incident took place on April 21 at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Hawker Centre.

Several Stompers had alerted Stomp to the incident.

According to an eyewitness, Ms Janice Lim, the woman had shouted at the elderly man "you don't understand the word reservation?", and called him a "bl**dy old man" and "f******* old man".

Some netizens claimed that the couple were employees of UOB, but the bank had conducted an investigation following a Stomp query and had confirmed with us that the couple were not its staff.

A woman who identified herself as Caroline Ng, the daughter of the elderly man, commented on Facebook yesterday (April 25), saying that "no words can express my outrage and disgust".

Following the incident, police reports and a petition to launch legal action against the couple were lodged.

According to The Straits Times, the couple's identities were established through follow-up investigations by officers from Tanglin Police Division and they were arrested on Apr 25.

Investigations are ongoing.

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