Fight involving 8 erupts over taxi at Bugis Cube, woman bitten on thigh

Eight people were involved in a brawl after a heated dispute broke out over a taxi at a shopping centre in Bugis on Saturday (Jan 13) at around 1am. 

The incident happened at a taxi stand outside Bugis Cube, and a woman in her 20s was sustained injuries on her right thigh after getting bitten by a man. 

According to The Straits Times, the dispute had arisen when a group of four women clashed with another group of two women and two men.

The four women were unaware that the other group was also waiting for a taxi.

When one of the four women attempted to board a taxi, a man from the other group confronted her.

He turned aggressive and started pulling her hair. 

The two groups become embroiled in a fight, while a security guard across the road witnessed the commotion and called the police.

A passerby who chose to remain anonymous told Lianhe Wanbao that he had seen the two groups locked in a tussle, and two of them even fell onto a grass patch. 

It is believed that the two men fled in the direction towards Middle Road after the assault, while their female companions boarded a cab and left before the police arrived. 

In response to media queries, a police spokesman said that the police were alerted to a case of voluntarily causing hurt at 470, North Bridge Road, at 1.03am.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that an ambulance was dispatched to the location, but a woman who had sustained minor injuries declined to be taken to a hospital. 

Police investigations are ongoing.