St Hilda’s Church Fire, a 60-year-old man has been arrested

UPDATE:

Mr Yeo Liang Chai (60) was charged in court today (April 18) with committing mischief by fire.

Dressed in a white polo T-shirt with blue jeans, Yeo was expressionless as he stood in the dock when the charge was read out to him.

Yeo Liang Chai
Photo Credit: ST

He is accused of committing the offence between 6.45am and 6.50am on Sunday (April 16).

He will be remanded at Central Police Division and may be taken out to assist officers with their investigations and will be back in court next Tuesday unrepresented.


“Man arrested in connection with fire set at St Hilda’s Church” said Singapore Police Force

On 16 April 2017 at about 7am, SCDF received a call stating that there was black smoke coming out from the roof of St Hilda’s Church at 41 Ceylon Rd.
St Hilda's Church
St Hilda’s Church at 41 Ceylon Rd

SCDF dispatched 2 Fire Engines, 1 Red Rhino, 2 Fire Bikes, an ambulance and 2 support vehicles.

The fire involved some books inside a room on the second floor. The fire was confined to the room and extinguished quickly by SCDF using a compressed air foam system.

There were no reported injuries.

St Hilda's Church

A 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the case and will be charged in Court on 18 April 2017.

For the offence of Mischief by Fire, under Section 436 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

Which carries a life imprisonment or an imprisonment term which may extend to 10 years,

and shall also be liable to fine.

St Hilda’s Church

Police investigations are still ongoing.

AM Lee

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