SINGAPORE: A recruitment consultant was jailed four weeks on Monday for kicking a police officer who had arrested him.
31—year—old Luke Raymond Chapman pleaded guilty to voluntarily causing hurt to 21—year—old police corporal (Cpl) Amirul Haikal Khairudin along Raffles Avenue on 17 September last year.
The Briton was detained at Esplanade Mall on that day for a case of outrage of modesty.
The court heard that Chapman had reeked of alcohol and was acting in an aggressive manner.
He even kicked a police car.
Corporal Amirul, on spotting his aggressive behaviour, helped two of his colleagues by holding Chapman’s shoulder and pulling him towards the police car.
Chapman then kicked Cpl Amirul’s leg suddenly.
The court heard that "reasonable force had to be used" to bring Chapman into the car.
A medical report from the Singapore General Hospital revealed that Cpl Amirul suffered tenderness in his right knee and was given three days’ medical leave.
The prosecution said that Chapman had disregard for the law as he "blatantly hit the police" after his arrest.
Chapman could have been jailed up to seven years, fined and caned.
MORE SINGAPORE NEWS
Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn
Around 300 demonstrators gather in front of the Presidential palace in Lisbon to protest against the austerity measures in Portugal.
Date 57 mins ago, Duration 0:54, Views 0