Spider-Man type restraint touted for use by UK police causes alarm

Gadget entangles suspects in fibre and billed by US maker as painless alternative to Taser

A Spider-Man-like gadget that brings suspects to a halt by entangling them in cord fired from a hand-held device could be adapted for use by UK police.

The US-made BolaWrap 100 restraint, which is being demonstrated to forces in the UK this week, is billed as an alternative in some situations to the Taser stun gun.

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