2 teens arrested after fight over social media post with 2 others involving knife

Two male teen suspects were arrested for voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon at King George’s Avenue on Sunday (Sept 4).

The police said that at 9.11pm, they responded to a case of a fight where the two had allegedly assaulted two other men.

After the attack, the two suspects fled the scene before police arrived.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of the images from police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the identities of the two teens, 17 and 18, and arrested them within six hours of the incident.

Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the suspects had allegedly used a knife in the attack which arose from a dispute over a social media post. The knife which was purportedly used during the incident was seized.

The two would be charged in court on Sept 6 with an offence of voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon with common intention, which carries a punishment of imprisonment for a term of up to seven years, a fine, caning, or a combination of such punishments.