Cenotaph war memorial vandal arrested

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 32 year-old Singaporean man, believed to have vandalised the Cenotaph at the Esplanade Park, on Saturday morning.

The war monument was found sprayed with graffiti on Apr 24 at about 7.15am by a member of public who reported the incident to the police.

The suspect was arrested at a building along Handy Road about 11.30am on Saturday by officers from Central Police Division. Among the exhibits seized are a long-sleeved T-shirt, a pair of denim jeans, a pair of shoes, a 'tote' bag, and a pair of headphones for investigation.

The suspect will be charged in Court for the offence of Vandalism under section 3 of the Vandalism Act, Chapter 334.

If found guilty, he may be fined up to $2,000 or jailed up to 3 years, and, subject to sections 325(1) and 330(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code 2010, receive between 3 to 8 strokes of cane.

natlim@sph.com.sg

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