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Updated: 11/13/2012 05:28 | By Channel NewsAsia

3 students arrested for mischief by fire

3 students arrested for mischief by fire

3 students arrested for mischief by fire

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested three 12—year—old youths for playing with and causing a fire at the multi—storey car park located at Block 513A, Bedok North Avenue 2.

On November 6, police were notified that a group of students were playing with fire at the top—deck of the multi—storey car park.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force and police responded to an emergency call.

As a result of the fire, the outer casing of a fire hose reel was damaged and the walls were blackened.

Police conducted investigations in the neighbourhood and established the identities of the three suspects.

They were arrested on Monday.

Investigations against the suspects are ongoing.

Police remind members of the public that such irresponsible acts not only constitute a serious offence, but are also potentially dangerous.

Parents are also advised to remind their children, especially youths, about the severe consequences of committing such acts.

If found guilty of mischief by fire, the offender could be jailed up to seven years and fined.

— CNA/fa

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