17 Mar 2008

Samoa police to use mountain bikes to chase down villains

7:41 pm on 17 March 2008

Six Samoan police officers have been certified to use mountain bikes for law enforcement.

The officers have recently completed a couse in Australia.

The Samoa Observer newspaper says their mobility means bike patrols are being increasingly used by police.

It says they can be swiftly deployed to the scene of a crime.and will soon be in use in downtown Apia.