Trio ar­rested over brawl at St James Power Sta­tion

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Three peo­ple, all aged 23, were ar­rested over a brawl that broke out at a club along Sen­tosa Gate­way.

The footage of the fight at Envy Dance Club went vi­ral yes­ter­day. The clip showed chaos erupt­ing at the club, with peo­ple punch­ing and kick­ing one an­other and throw­ing items around.

The brawl oc­curred at around 4.30am on Sun­day, the po­lice told The Straits Times yes­ter­day.

An of­fi­cer from the Cle­menti Po­lice Di­vi­sion was con­duct­ing rou­tine pa­trols along Sen­tosa Gate­way when he tried to stop a dis­pute at the club.

In­stead, he was as­saulted by two men. A woman also grabbed the of­fi­cer and punched him.

The trio were sub­se­quently ar­rested for vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt to a pub­lic ser­vant.

The club posted a note on Face­book yes­ter­day morn­ing, say­ing it is con­duct­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions along with the po­lice.

“We strictly do not con­done such rowdy ac­tions and will pro­tect pub­lic in­ter­ests at all costs,” it said. “We apol­o­gise for any dis­may caused dur­ing the en­force­ment for safety and pro­tec­tion.”

The club, which is at St James Power Sta­tion near VivoCity, added that “var­i­ous per­pe­tra­tors have al­ready been taken down”, and called for those with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact it.

When con­tacted by ST, the club said it would com­ment only af­ter dis­cus­sion with the po­lice.

It is un­clear whether any­one was in­jured in the brawl.

The Sin­ga­pore Civil De­fence Force said it was not alerted to the in­ci­dent.

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Footage of the fight at Envy Dance Club – show­ing peo­ple punch­ing and kick­ing one an­other – went vi­ral yes­ter­day.

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