Man under investigation after claiming stranger snatched his son away in Punggol

The police are investigating a 61-year-old man for allegedly providing false information to a public servant after he claimed that a stranger had snatched his son away from him.

The police said they were alerted to the case on Saturday (July 10), at around 12.40pm.

The man claimed that an unknown person had allegedly snatched his son away from him along Punggol Walk and left in a car.

Through investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division detected several inconsistencies in the man's and the witnesses' accounts.

"Preliminary investigations revealed that the man’s son and the person who was alleged to have taken away the man's son are known to each other," police added.

"The man’s son was believed to have willingly entered the car."

The man had purportedly provided false information to the police and investigations against him are ongoing.

The offence of giving any information which a person knows to be false to a public servant carries a jail term of up to two years and/or a fine.

The police also reminded members of the public that police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating false reports or false information.

They added: "Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law."

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