Man, 69, has head injuries after chopper attack at New Upper Changi Road, suspect arrested in 5 hours

A 31-year-old man was arrested after he had allegedly assaulted a 69-year-old man with a chopper at New Upper Changi Road on Wednesday (Oct 26), said police.

Police responded to the case at about 3.35 pm, but the man fled before the police arrived.

The victim sustained injuries on his head and was conscious when taken to the hospital.

Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of footage from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within five hours.

A chopper was recovered from a nearby rubbish bin and seized as a case exhibit.

The man was to be charged in court on Friday (Oct 28) with the offence of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon, which carries a punishment of imprisonment for a term of up to seven years, a fine, caning, or a combination of such punishments.

"The police will not tolerate such brazen acts of violence and blatant disregard of the law. We will spare no effort to track down such offenders and will deal with them in accordance with the law," said police.