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Police have arrested couple who bullied old man at Toa Payoh hawker centre




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The Police said that they have arrested a 46-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman for causing public nuisance at a hawker centre in Toa Payoh. It is believed that the couple are the ones who bullied an elderly man at the Lorong 8 Toa Payoh hawker centre.

In a statement, the police said they received reports on Sunday about a couple who allegedly used offensive language and force against a 76-year-old man at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 market and hawker centre. Investigators established the identities of the two people and they were arrested on Tuesday (25 Apr). Investigations are ongoing.


Posted by Singapore Police Force on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Chinese daily Shin Shin Min reported earlier that the Police paid the Toa Payoh Lorong 8 hawker centre a visit on Sunday and spoke to the hawkers there.

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According to an an eyewitness the incident happened on Friday evening (21 April), between 8.45 – 9pm and that except for one short umbrella to indicate that it was reserved, the table the old man tried to sit at was empty. He then asked the woman nicely if the table was taken when she shouted at him using vulgarities before calling her friend.

The video shared by a Facebook user showed a man emerging from behind the old man soon after the woman got on the phone, and banging on him. Only the table in front of the old man prevented him from serious injury from falling on the floor. The old man can be heard asking, “I was just talking to her. Why must you bang me?”

The video also showed another man trying to pacify the older man and asking him to move to another table. The old man relented reluctantly.

According to the eyewitness, the man who banged the old man knocked all the plates and cups on the floor when others chided him for knocking the old man over.

The daughter of the old man also spoke up for her father yesterday. She said that her father never told her family about the incident until it went viral online. He did not do so because he didn’t think anything will come out of it, or even if the Police will act on the matter.

Read also: ‘We as a society should never condone such behaviors’ – Daughter of old man bullied at Toa Payoh hawker centre speaks up

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