4 men arrested for rioting, attacking victim with baton at Boat Quay

Four men, aged between 18 and 31, have been arrested for rioting with a deadly weapon.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to a fight between two groups along Boat Quay on July 13 at 2.56am.

A 22-year-old man sustained multiple lacerations on his head, arms and face.

He was conscious when taken to hospital.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim is known to the assailant who had purportedly assaulted him with a baton in a scuffle after a dispute.

Officers established the men involved and arrested them.

An extended baton was recovered and seized as a case exhibit.

Two men, aged between 18 and 22, will be charged on Thursday (July 27) with the offence of rioting armed with a deadly weapon.

The offence carries a jail term of up to 10 years and caning.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The police added that they will spare no effort to apprehend those who commit violence and will take firm action against them in accordance with the law.