21 Nov 2012

Prison sentence for assault in Singapore

1:18 pm on 21 November 2012

A New Zealand man accused of drunkenly attacking a man in Singapore in 2010, has been sentenced to prison for five months for assault.

Robert Dahlberg, who was living in Singapore when the fight happened, appeared in a Singapore Court on Tuesday on charges of voluntarily causing hurt.

His family says he got into a fight which left a man needing medical treatment.

Dahlberg's parents, who flew to Singapore to support him during the court case, say he admitted the assault to police in April 2010 but charges were not laid for more than a year after that.

Dahlberg has already served almost 11 weeks in Changi remand prison since he voluntarily returned to Singapore in September.

He is expected to be released in December.