Arrested: Litterbug who pushed NEA officer at Woodlands Square and fled

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for using criminal force against an on-duty enforcement officer from the National Environment Agency (NEA).

According to a news release from the police, two NEA officers had been conducting enforcement at Woodlands Square on July 18, when they caught a man throwing litter on the floor.

The man then pushed one of the officers and fled when engaged.

He was arrested on July 26, after officers from Jurong Police Division identified him through intensive ground enquiry and CCTV images.

Investigations against the suspect are ongoing.

Using criminal force to deter a public servant from doing his duty can result in a jail term of up to four years, a fine, or both, under section 353 of the Penal Code, chapter 224.