Woman and 4 men arrested over fight at Hougang coffeeshop on National Day

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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Screengrabs from a video captured of the incident. (PHOTOS: Facebook / Complaint Singapore)
Screengrabs from a video captured of the incident. (PHOTOS: Facebook / Complaint Singapore)

SINGAPORE — Four men and one woman, aged between 52 and 65, have been arrested over a fight that broke out at a coffeeshop in Hougang on National Day (9 August).

Police said in a news release on Thursday (13 August) that they were alerted to a fight at a coffeeshop along Hougang Avenue 8.

Through ground enquiries and follow-up investigations, Ang Mo Kio Police Division officers were able to establish the suspects’ identities and arrested them on Tuesday. “Preliminary investigations revealed that two groups of patrons had a prior dispute while at the coffeeshop,” said the police.

In a 49-second video of the incident posted on the Complaint Singapore Facebook page, a group of people can be seen shouting and fighting outside a closed coffeeshop. The sound of breaking glass can be heard amid the commotion, while one man in a black t-shirt is seen swinging a plastic chair at another.

Investigations into the case are ongoing. If convicted of affray, each faces a jail term of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

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