Police investigating murder at Punggol Field after man dies of injuries

Police investigating murder at Punggol Field after man dies of injuries

Police cars seen along Punggol Field on May 10, 2020
Police cars seen along Punggol Field on May 10, 2020. (Photo: Daymon Lim)

SINGAPORE: The police have launched a murder investigation after a 38-year-old man who was found injured along Punggol Field died.

In response to CNA's queries, police said on Monday (May 11) that they received a call for assistance along Punggol Field at about 11pm on Sunday. 

The man was taken to Sengkang General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

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A cordoned-off area along Punggol Field on May 11, 2020 after police launched a murder investigation. (Photo: Ian Cheng)

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Police signs seen along Punggol Field on May 11, 2020 amid a murder investigation. (Photo: Ian Cheng)

When CNA visited the scene on Monday afternoon, the road where the incident took place was cordoned off and vehicles heading towards the area were forced to turn back.

At least four police vehicles were seen arriving at the scene of the crime.

A police car at Punggol Field on May 11, 2020
A police car along Punggol Field on May 11, 2020. (Photo: Ian Cheng)

Police cars seen along Punggol Field on May 10, 2020
Police officers seen along Punggol Field on May 10, 2020, after a man who was found injured in the area died. (Photo: Daymon Lim)

Pictures posted online showed police activity in the area on Sunday night. 

One Facebook user who claimed he was assisting with police investigations described "blood everywhere" near a bus stop when he went to check on someone's cry for help.

Posting on Facebook, Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol Sun Xueling expressed her condolences to the victim's loved ones.

"I spoke to (the police) this morning. (They are) checking on camera footage in the vicinity. We also appeal to the public if they have been in the vicinity at the said time and have useful information," said Ms Sun.

She added that she had asked the police to step up patrols in the area to address residents' concerns over safety.

Source: CNA/aa(cy)

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