2 men arrested for assaulting police officers who were alerted to Jurong West dispute

Two men, both aged 26 years old, were arrested for assaulting and using abusive language against police officers at Jurong West.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to a dispute along Jurong West Street 74 on Sunday (Feb 23) at about 4am.

"When the two men were engaged by police officers, despite reminders by the police officers to keep the peace, the two men continued to behave aggressively and violently assaulted the police officers," the statement said.

Both men also caused damage to police vehicles.

The men will be charged in court with the following offences:

  1. Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty. The offence carries a jail term of up to seven years, and a fine or caning;

  2. Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty. The offence carries a jail term of up to 15 years, and a fine or caning; and

  3. Vandalism under the Vandalism Act. The offence carries a fine of up to S$2,000 or a jail term of up to three years, and between three to eight strokes of the cane.

The police added in their statement they will not tolerate such acts of violence and abuse towards public servants who are carrying out their duties.

"Offenders will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law," the police said.