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Six men charged for rioting in Yishun

SINGAPORE: Six men have been charged for their suspected involvement in a case of rioting in Yishun, said the police on Tuesday (Aug 10).

On Saturday at about 12.20am, the police received a call for assistance regarding a commotion along Yishun Street 11 involving a large group of people.

When officers arrived at the scene, a 26-year-old man was found to be injured, and was taken to the hospital.

The identities of the men who were allegedly involved in the commotion were established through follow-up investigations and ground enquiries. 

The six men, aged between 19 and 27, were then arrested on the same day.

One of the men, a 24-year-old, was charged in court on Saturday with rioting, while the remaining five men were charged with the same offence on Monday.

If found guilty of rioting, they can be jailed for up to seven years and caned.

The men are also being investigated for their alleged breach of COVID-19 safe distancing measures. If found guilty, they can be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.

Source: CNA/ic(ac)


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