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Beware Eunos Crescent's killer litter

DANGEROUS: Some bricks were thrown from Block 1, Eunos Crescent, on Friday, and one hit a man on his arm. The police were then called in.


    Dec 16, 2013

    Beware Eunos Crescent's killer litter

    BEER bottles, flower pots, scissors and even a bicycle.

    These are the items that Ms Tan Hai Li, a resident of Block 1, Eunos Crescent, said have been thrown from her block since she moved in less than two years ago.

    Last Friday, a brick hurled from the block hit a man on his arm and the police were called in, said the 28-year-old housewife.

    Police confirmed that they received a call for assistance at 1.39pm on Friday and said an injured man was taken to Changi General Hospital. Investigations are ongoing.

    Ms Tan submitted photos of Friday's incident, which showed bricks strewn on the grass and pavement in front of the block, to citizen-journalism website Stomp.

    A day earlier, she said a brick nearly landed on a couple and their three children at around noon. It had caused some tree branches to snap, she added. A few months back, she and her two children were nearly struck by a large cardboard roll.

    "Now, before I walk on the pavement, I will look out for falling items first," she said.

    Last month, a tin of white paint landed on a car parked in Yishun Street 11.

    In October, Marine Parade GRC MP Tin Pei Ling and Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng picked up a used sanitary pad and soiled diapers at the foot of blocks in their wards.

    From August last year to Dec 4 this year, 73 people were caught on camera throwing litter out of high-rise blocks, according to the National Environment Agency.