2 men arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon in separate cases

A 47-year-old man and an 18-year-old man have been arrested for their suspected involvement in two separate cases of voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon.

In the first case, which occurred at around 9.05am on March 7, the police were alerted to a case of a 62-year-old woman who had been hit by an unknown man at Block 861, Woodlands Street 83.

On the same day at about 1.30pm, the police were informed about a 26-year-old man being attacked by an unknown man with a sharp object at a bus-stop along Admiralty Road.

The victims in both cases sustained minor injuries.

Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the suspect on March 8.

The suspect was arrested at Sims Drive on March 14.

A pair of scissors was seized as a case exhibit.

In the second case, which took place at about 2.45am on March 10, the police received a report that a 25-year-old victim had been stabbed by an unknown man outside an entertainment outlet along Clarke Quay.

The victim was conveyed to hospital in a critical condition.

Through extensive investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division and the Criminal Investigation Department established the identity of the suspect and arrested him along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 on March 14.

A black dagger was recovered and seized as a case exhibit.

The two suspects were charged in court today (March 16) with the offence of Voluntarily Causing Hurt with Dangerous Weapon.

If convicted, they are liable to a jail term of up to seven years, or with a fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments.