Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced on its Facebook page that the police report circulating online about an alleged attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy at Jurong West Street 72 is untrue and the boy had lied to his parents.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday evening, the Police states that it treats such reports seriously but urges members of the public not to speculate or spread unsubstantiated information which may generate unnecessary public alarm.
A picture of the police report made in regards to the alleged abduction attempt was posted online, spurring concerns from parents and public.
In the police report, it was said that the incident took place on 23 January at 1.20 pm. The boy told his parent that he and his friend were approached by strangers who wanted him to get into a van as they are walking back from school but managed to run away.
After being told the story, the parent made a police report at the police station based on what the boy said.
This was not the first such incident filed with the Police recently.
In fact, Tanglin Trust School and UWC South East Asia both filed a police report just earlier this month when strangers approached their students and asked them to hop into the van.
Although the Police later clarified that there was no ill intention as the driver and passengers of the van just wanted to give the student a ride as it was raining.