1 taken to hospital after men's dispute turns physical at Woodlands Mart

Submitted by Stomper Anonymous

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A fight broke out between two men at Woodlands Mart on Monday night (Jan 9).

Stomper Anonymous shared a video of the incident that occurred at around 9.10pm, showing two men in a verbal dispute that subsequently turned physical.

A bespectacled man in a black shirt is seen throwing the first punch at a man in a white shirt. The latter retaliates while the man in black continues to punch him repeatedly.

A third man in yellow eventually breaks up the fight by placing himself in between both men.

It is unclear what the fight was about.

Anonymous, a passer-by, said he was visiting his parents and had gone to Woodlands Mart to buy bread for them when he witnessed the altercation.

He also named the man in black as the aggressor.

Anonymous told Stomp: "I'm not surprised this happened.

"The assailant often gathers at Woodlands Mart with his rider friends. They always make a lot of noise till wee hours of the morning, smoke at prohibited places and litter their cigarettes butts on the ground. Sometimes they behave very rowdily until 2am or 3am, and disturb the residents' peace.

"That night, I heard a commotion while walking out of Woodlands Mart. I knew something nasty would happen so I went up the opposite block and took a video. "

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance at Block 768 Woodlands Avenue 6 at around 9.15pm.

A 47-year-old man was conscious when taken to hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The Stomper also said that residents and those familiar with the area are in the know.

Anonymous added: "Apparently the public takes notice, but nothing much has changed even though I found out that many residents have been complaining to the relevant authorities. This has been going on for a long time.

"I hope the authorities and Woodlands Mart's management will take action to prevent this kind of things from happening again. Something needs to be done to curb this as it affects the peace and harmony of residents and Woodlands Mart patrons."