Man, 21, arrested for attacking victim with pocket knife after dispute at West Coast Drive

A 21-year-old man was arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon after he allegedly attacked another man with a pocket knife along West Coast Drive.

The police were alerted to the incident on January 17, at around 10pm.

The victim suffered a minor injury on his back and was conscious when taken to National University Hospital.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Clementi Police Division established the suspect's identity and arrested him on Thursday (Jan 21).

Preliminary investigations revealed that both the man and the victim are believed to be unknown to each other, and they allegedly had a dispute before the incident.

The man was charged in court on Saturday with voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon, which carries a jail term of up to seven years and/or a fine and/or caning.