Man assaulted in Tampines at 4am and taken to hospital, 2 suspects arrested in 9 hours

A 31-year-old man was assaulted by two men in Tampines early Wednesday morning (Nov 1) and was conscious when taken to the hospital, said the police.

The police received a call for assistance at Tampines Avenue 9 at 4.23am.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from CCTV and police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identities of the suspects and arrested two men, aged 24 and 26, within nine hours.

Preliminary investigations revealed that both men were known to each other. One of them was also believed to be involved in a separate case of theft.

They were to be charged in court on Thursday with voluntarily causing grievous hurt with common intention, which carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 10 years, and a fine or caning.