Fruit seller arrested for assaulting 3 NEA officers

PHOTO: The Straits Times

A 60-year-old man was arrested for assaulting and using abusive language against three National Environmental Agency (NEA) enforcement officers, the police said in a media release on Tuesday (June 20).

The NEA officers had spotted the suspect selling fruits without a valid license during their rounds in the vicinity of Arumugam Road on Monday (June 19) afternoon.

The suspect was stopped when he tried to flee.

He then punched and head-butted one officer, spat on another officer, and slammed the door of his vehicle against the third officer's hand.

The man also hurled vulgarities at the officers throughout the incident.

Officers from the Bedok Police Division subsequently arrested the suspect.

If found guilty of using criminal force against a public servant, the suspect may face a jail term of up to four years, a fine, or both.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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