SINGAPORE — A British man who was caught on camera punching a 60-year-old security guard at Roxy Square was charged on Wednesday (24 April).
At the State Courts, 47-year-old Stuart Boyd Mills – who is also a Singapore permanent resident – was read one charge of voluntarily causing hurt and one charge of intentionally harassing Andrew Lim Cheng Hock at 12.15am on 4 April.
Mills will be back in court on 15 May. He is represented by lawyer Ramesh Tiwary.
According to media reports, the assault left Lim with a sprained neck and swollen eye.
Caught on camera
The incident was captured in a video taken by Lim’s colleague. In it, Mills can be seen arguing with Lim and behaving aggressively while Lim is heard telling Mills about the location of the mall’s exit doors.
Mills is then heard using a vulgarity on Lim and telling the latter to shut up. Lim then replies “can we talk nicely” and offers to show Mills the exit doors.
As the pair head off, Mills sticks out his leg to try and trip Lim. Mills is then seen punching Lim in the face, sending the latter to the ground.
Mills returned to the mall the next day to apologise and surrender himself.
For voluntarily causing hurt, Mills faces a jail term of up to two years or a maximum fine of $5,000 or caning. For harassment, Mills faces a up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted.
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