British expat, 40, to go to trial for not wearing mask again & again

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Belmont Lay | July 23, 2021, 03:00 PM

British expatriate, Benjamin Glynn, 40, is set to go to trial.

He appeared in court for a pre-trial conference on Friday, July 23.

The judge fixed Glynn's trial on Aug. 5.

He has been in remand since Monday, July 19.

No bail was offered this time.

His previous bail of S$5,000 was revoked.

This was after he was charged on Monday for failing to wear a mask outside the State Courts when he was there on an earlier date to be charged for appearing maskless on an MRT train.


May 7: Glynn was on the MRT train travelling from Raffles Place to Holland Village when he refused to wear a mask.

SMRT lodged a police report in response.

May 9: Glynn allegedly used threatening words towards two police officers when he encountered them at the ground floor lift lobby of the Allsworth Park condominium along Holland Road.

Glynn lived there.

He allegedly told the officers, “I’m gonna f***ing drop you”, while adopting a boxing stance.

July 2: Glynn was first charged with three charges of failing to wear a mask without reasonable excuse, public nuisance and using threatening words towards a public servant.

The judge told him to wear his mask properly in court.

Glynn said he did not understand the options when asked if he was pleading guilty.

He left the court premises without his mask on.

July 19: Glynn returned to court to be charged with not wearing a mask after leaving court on July 2. Got remanded.

July 23: Glynn returned to court for pre-trial conference to set up trial date on Aug. 5. Remained in remand.

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