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Updated: 04/27/2013 22:22 | By Channel NewsAsia

Man arrested for vandalising Cenotaph war memorial

Man arrested for vandalising Cenotaph war memorial


Man arrested for vandalising Cenotaph war memorial

SINGAPORE: A 32-year-old Singaporean man has been arrested for vandalising a national monument.

At about 7.17am on Wednesday morning, a member of public had reported to the police that the Cenotaph war memorial at the Esplanade Park was found sprayed with graffiti.

After extensive investigations, the suspect was arrested at a building along Handy Road about 11.30am on Saturday morning.

Police also seized several items for investigation - including a long-sleeved T-shirt, a pair of denim jeans, a pair of shoes, a tote bag and a pair of headphones.

The suspect will be charged in court on Monday under the Vandalism Act.

If convicted, he could be jailed up to three years, fined up to S$2,000, and given up to eight strokes of the cane.  - CNA/xq

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