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Four Teenagers To Be Charged For Voluntarily Causing Hurt With Common Intention

The Police have arrested four male teenagers, aged between 15 and 18, for their suspected involvement in a case of assault.

On 28 November 2022 at about 1.40am, the Police were alerted to a case of assault along Esplanade Drive. Preliminary investigations revealed that two male victims, aged 27 and 31, were allegedly assaulted by a group of teenagers over a staring incident. The victims suffered multiple injuries and were conveyed conscious to the hospital.

One of the teenagers was found to have posted a photo of a victim lying on the ground after the assault, on his social media account.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Central Police Division established the identities of the four teenagers and arrested them within 16 hours of the report.

The four teenagers will be charged in court on 30 November 2022 with voluntarily causing hurt with common intention under Section 323 read with Section 34 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence of voluntarily causing hurt carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or both.

The Police take a zero-tolerance approach towards acts of violence and will take firm action against those who blatantly disregard the law.


30 November 2022 @ 12:05 AM
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