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Man arrested for mischief, accused of damaging Singapore flags and banners in Punggol

Man arrested for mischief, accused of damaging Singapore flags and banners in Punggol

A photo of the damaged decorative banners in the vicinity of Punggol provided by the Singapore Police Force. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old man was arrested on Monday (Aug 2) for alleged offences of mischief and for carrying offensive weapons.

The police said they acted after receiving information that a man had cut down Singapore flags displayed around Punggol Walk on Aug 2. 

"The man was purportedly found in possession of a pair of scissors and a knife," said the police in a media release.

"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."

The man will be charged in court on Tuesday.

For possessing an offensive weapon, he could be jailed for up to three years and receive at least six strokes of the cane if convicted. 

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

Source: CNA/lk(gs)

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