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Three men, aged between 31 and 50, will be charged in court for three separate cases of using abusive language and causing hurt to paramedics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the police said on Monday (Mar 26).
In the first case on Jul 31, 2016, a 47-year-old man swung his arm and hit an SCDF paramedic on her neck in a residential unit at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1.
The man faces the charge of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of her duty.
The second incident involved a 31-year-old man kicking an SCDF paramedic on his right thigh at a taxi stand located at Clarke Quay on Sep 30, 2017.
He will be charged with using criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty.
The third case occurred on Dec 18 last year when a 50-year-old man allegedly used abusive words against an SCDF paramedic and pushed him in a hotel room in Wishart Road.
He will be charged with using abusive language against a public servant and using criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty.
Anyone convicted of using abusive language against a public servant faces a jail term of up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
The offence of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty is punishable with a jail term of up to seven years, a fine, caning, or any combination of the three penalties.
For using criminal force against a public servant in the discharge of his duty, offenders can be jailed for up to four years and/or fined.
The police said in their statement that they, and the SCDF "have zero tolerance towards such acts of violence against public servants who are carrying out their duties".
They added that the police will not hesitate to take action against those who blatantly disregard the law.