Brothers, 10 and 11, arrested over killer litter incident

Brothers, 10 and 11, arrested over killer litter incident

SINGAPORE -Two young brothers were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly throwing a small speaker and a vehicle battery from their flat at Dover Road.

The police said yesterday that the boys, aged 10 and 11, were nabbed following a report that a vehicle battery had been thrown from a high floor of Block 4 at about 6.20pm.

The complainant and his friends were at a nearby pavilion when the battery landed near them.

They immediately went to look for the culprit and spotted the 10-year-old boy at the block's common corridor, the police said.

Officers from Queenstown Neighbourhood Police Centre arrived and arrested him.

He was questioned, and it emerged that he and his 11-year-old brother had also thrown a small speaker from their flat earlier in the day.

The older boy was also arrested, and investigations are ongoing.

Commander of Clementi Police Division Melvin Yong thanked the informant and his friends for finding the alleged culprits.

He said in a statement that the police take a "stern view of inconsiderate acts that endanger the lives of others".

He said: "Such irresponsible acts cannot be viewed as simple acts of mischief as the vehicle battery could have seriously injured or killed someone. Police will not hesitate to take firm action against the offenders."

The incident took place on the same day that a 15-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly throwing a brick from a high-rise block and injuring a passer-by last week.

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