Two detained over cineplex assault


KUCHING: A cineplex usher and a friend were arrested on  Wednesday after they, together with another three men, assaulted another usher over a long-standing misunderstanding.

The incident took place at the cineplex around 7.45pm when the 26-year-old usher and four friends confronted  the  other usher, aged 23, and bashed him up.

The motive behind the attack was believed to be due to a personal feud between the two co-workers.

The victim, who sustained a gash on his head, managed to flee from his attackers and headed to the Simpang Tiga police station where he lodged a report.

Acting on the report, a police team headed to the cineplex and arrested the other usher and his 24-year-old friend and detained them in the lockup pending further investigation.

Police are currently searching for the remaining three men said involved in the assault.