Singapore

'He was dripping with blood'

Man's throat allegedly slashed in bar brawl

A brawl in a bar turned bloody in the wee hours of Sunday.

In the melee, a man is believed to have been slashed in the throat.

The police were alerted to the incident at Maude Road, near Jalan Besar, at 2.40am yesterday.

A taxi driver, who witnessed the fight from a coffee shop nearby, told Shin Min Daily News that he saw a bloodied man walk out of the bar.

"His face and body were dripping with blood. It was a horrible sight," he told Shin Min, which reported that the manhad injuries to his throat.

Though injured, the argument between the man and a few other men continued while he rested against a black car parked outside the bar.

According to the cabby, more men came out from the bar, forming a crowd of at least 20. One of them had a small knife in his hand.

The fight ended only when a man arrived at the scene in a taxi and shouted at the group which then dispersed. The men went off separately in cabs.

A trail of blood from the man's injuries could be seen on the road, Shin Min reported.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman told The New Paper that a man in his 30s was taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Police said the case has been classified as one of voluntarily causing grievous hurt with dangerous means.

Investigations are ongoing, said the police spokesman.

- Additional reporting by FOO JIE YING

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