The Police are investigating a 33-year-old man who is believed to have provided false information.

On 5 June 2017 at about 12.17 am, Police were alerted to a case whereby a 33-year-old man was found with slash wounds at Rivervale Crescent. Police officers at the scene interviewed the man, who claimed that he was assaulted by an unknown subject. He was conveyed to the hospital shortly, where he posted on Facebook regarding the incident and his injuries.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted probes and detected several inconsistencies during the course of investigations. It was eventually established that the man had provided false information to the Police. He was not a victim of assault and his injuries were allegedly self-inflicted.

Investigations against the man are ongoing. Anyone convicted of giving any information which he knows to be false to a public servant shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or a fine which may extend to $5000, or with both.

The Police would like to remind the public that Police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false Police reports or provide false information will be dealt with under the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force