Updated: 05/08/2014 01:31

Graffiti on top floor of Toa Payoh block



Photo: Channel NewsAsia

Photo: Channel NewsAsia

Police were called in investigate a case of vandalism on the roof of a HDB block early this morning. 

Bright red graffiti had been sprayed on the exterior of Block 85A Toa Payoh Lorong 4, which is 23 storeys high. 

The graffiti which could be seen from a distance, contained expletives directed at the People's Action Party and also the police. 

Residents who saw it alerted the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council. 

It is not known how the vandals managed to carry out their work, as the access hatch to the rooftop parapet was locked when the police arrived. 

Our reporter at the scene saw muddy foot and hand prints on the walls on the 23rd floor, under a gap which led to the roof. 

She also saw an unsecured ladder nearby. 

It is not known if these are related to the vandalism incident. 

Our reporter did not see any security cameras at the lift landings or in the lifts. 

Residents said they didn't see or hear anything out of the ordinary last night. 

A resident from Block 60 across the road, said there was another incident of vandalism just last month when the block was undergoing re-painting works. 

She reported it on Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council's Facebook page, and the graffiti was painted over the next day. 

Police say investigations are ongoing.

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