British man arrested for not wearing facemask in Singapore arrives at court ...

British man arrested for not wearing facemask in Singapore arrives at court ...
British man arrested for not wearing facemask in Singapore arrives at court ...

A British ex-pat who was arrested in Singapore for refusing to wear a face covering on the train appeared in court today without a mask. 

Father-of-two Benjamin Glynn, 39, received one count of failing to wear a mask without reasonable excuse, one count of public nuisance and one count of using threatening words towards a public servant. 

He only put a mask on after being ordered to do so by court officers, and the judge presiding over his case made numerous remarks during proceedings for Glynn to wear his mask properly. 

If found guilty at trial, he could face up to six months in a Singapore jail.   

Father-of-two Benjamin Glynn, 39, believes masks are pointless and fail to protect people from contracting Covid-19, so didn't wear one while taking the train home from work in Singapore

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A fellow commuter secretly filmed him and put the clip on social media, prompting officers to arrest him hours later.

Father-of-two Benjamin Glynn, 39, believes masks are pointless and fail to protect people from contracting Covid-19, so didn't wear one while taking the train home from work in Singapore

Glynn is a British expat originally from Helmsley, Yorkshire, who is now stuck in Singapore awaiting trial after Singapore police arrested him on May 8 for not wearing a mask on public transport the day before

Glynn is a British expat originally from Helmsley, Yorkshire, who is now stuck in Singapore awaiting trial after Singapore police arrested him on May 8 for not wearing a mask on public transport the day before

Glynn was arrested in June after a fellow commuter secretly filmed him without a mask on the train and put the clip on social media, prompting officers to arrest him hours later.

After 28 hours in a cell, the Yorkshireman was charged with a public nuisance offence. Mr Glynn claims officers said he faces up to six months behind bars, if found guilty.

Mr Glynn's passport was confiscated, meaning he couldn't return to the UK as planned with his partner and two children - aged five and two.

He also lost a new job he was due to start in the UK and fears he could have to spend as much as 12 months on bail before his trial.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, is assisting him.

Mr Glynn said: 'I had no idea anyone had even been filming, but it turned out a video of me unmasked on the late train home from work surfaced online.

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'The police obviously saw it and the next day they were at the door.

'I don't believe there is any evidence that masks protect you from Covid-19.

'Normally I would just tell people I'm exempt and it had never

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