Man, 25, arrested for cutting down Singapore national flags at Punggol

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly cut down Singapore national flags on display at Punggol.

The police said in a statement that they received information on the incident on Monday (Aug 2) and officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division swiftly responded and detained the man.

He was purportedly found in possession of a pair of scissors and a knife.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly damaged multiple Singapore national flags and decorative banners displayed in the vicinity of Punggol Field, Punggol Central and Punggol Walk.

He will be charged in court on Tuesday (Aug 3) for possession of offensive weapons and mischief.

The offence of possession of offensive weapon carries up to three years' jail, and at least six strokes of the cane.

The offence of mischief carries up to two years' jail, a fine, or both.