Videos of a large-scale brawl that allegedly took place at a St James Power Station nightclub have been circulating online.
Footage of the incident shows a dispute that began at one end of the club quickly turning into a large-scale clash involving nearly two dozen men. Aside from patrons, a number of men dressed in black suits – believed to be bouncers from the club – can also be seen taking part in the fracas.
Yahoo News Singapore understands that the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is investigating the brawl, which took place in the early hours of Sunday (12 November) morning at the ENVY Dance Club located within the St James compound.
In a Tuesday (14 November) morning statement posted on its Facebook page, the ENVY Dance Club – which is located at St James – apologised to it customers with regard to a “recent assault on our security officers, staff and police officers” and said it is “conducting investigations with the help of the SPF”.
The club said it does not condone “such rowdy actions”, adding that it was sorry for any “dismays (sic) caused during the enforcement for safety and protection”.
“Various perpetrators have already been taken down. Anyone with more information that can help do pm us,” the post said.
In a related incident, the SPF said one its officers from Clementi Police Division was performing a routine patrol at a public entertainment outlet along Sentosa Gateway at 4.30am when he attempted to stop a dispute. The outlet is understood to be the same club where the brawl occurred.
The officer was assaulted by two 23-year-old men, and was also grabbed and punched by a 23-year-old woman. The suspects were arrested for voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant.
“While policing is a profession not without its risks and hazards, the Police have zero tolerance towards such acts of violence towards Police officers or public servants who are carrying out their duties and will not hesitate to take action against those who blatantly disregard the law and harm
Police officers,” said the SPF release.
If convicted the trio could face up to 7 years’ jail, a fine, or both. The male suspects may also be caned if convicted.
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