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Updated: 12/01/2012 00:22 | By Channel NewsAsia

Jobless man jailed for ’bicycle rage’

Jobless man jailed for ’bicycle rage’

Jobless man jailed for ’bicycle rage’

SINGAPORE: A jobless man was sentenced to nine weeks’ jail for hitting a cyclist with a bicycle chain.

David Heng Aik Seng, 39, was also fined S$2,000 for criminal intimidation and S$3,000 for hurting another cyclist.

The court heard that in May this year, Heng used a bicycle chain to hit 52—year—old business consultant, Ricky Ho Hock Poh, repeatedly on his head, arms and body at Changi Coast Park Connector.

Mr Ho and a friend had cycled past Heng when Mr Ho suddenly heard his friend call out.

He saw that his friend had fallen off his bicycle.

Mr Ho then approached Heng, believing that he had pushed his friend off the bicycle.

Heng then pushed Mr Ho, causing him to fall, and then hit him with a bicycle chain.

Mr Ho had multiple bruises and abrasions even though he was wearing a helmet.

Heng also admitted to criminal intimidation in December last year when he blocked the path of another cyclist, Mr Khushvinder Singh Chopra.

He then swung a bicycle chain which hit the handlebar of the victim’s bicycle.

About three weeks later, he spat and hurled vulgarities at Mr Nordin Othman, who had overtaken him while cycling along Changi Coast Park Connector.

Heng kicked Mr Nordin’s bicycle causing him to fall and hurt himself.

Four other charges that included mischief and intentional alarm were taken into consideration during sentencing.

— CNA/fa

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