2 men arrested for attacking victim with knife at Clarke Quay, police looking for third man

Update on Aug 17:

3rd man involved in fight at Clarke Quay arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons

Original article:

Two men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of affray in Clarke Quay.

The police said they were alerted to a fight on Aug 13 at about 6.15am.

A victim had purportedly slashed his head at Read Crescent Park. He had suffered a deep laceration on his forehead and was conscious when taken to hospital.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had an altercation with three unknown men.

During their dispute, a fight ensued between them and one of the assailants allegedly used a knife to attack the victim.

After the fight, the three assailants fled.

A knife believed to be used to attack the victim was recovered and seized as a case exhibit.

Officers identified two of the men and arrested them on the same day the incident was reported.

They will be charged in court on Tuesday (Aug 15) with the offence of affray.

The offence carries a jail term of up to one year, or a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

The police are looking for another man to assist with investigations.

Anyone with information is requested to call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/i-witness.

All information received will be kept strictly confidential.

The police said they have zero tolerance towards acts of violence and blatant disregard of the law.

"We would spare no effort to apprehend such offenders and deal with them in accordance with the law," the statement said.