25 Nov '11, 2pm
Vietnam police have been using giant fishing nets to stop reckless bikers in their tracks
HANOI (AFP) - It gives a whole new meaning to the term 'police drag-net' - authorities in Vietnam have been using giant fishing nets to stop reckless bikers in their tracks, an officer said on Friday. 'We threw the net onto the rear of the vehicles and it clung to the wheels, forcing the bikes to stop,' said Lieutenant Colonel My Duy Xuan, head of traffic police in northern Thanh Hoa City. The practice has only caused very minor injuries to some riders, he told AFP. The unorthodox tactic has proven effective in stopping motorcycle racers and other dangerous riders, Lt-Col Xuan said, and his force has successfully netted 21 motorbike riders in the past month.