A second controlled explosion has taken place in the Union Canal after a device was discovered.
Police confirmed that an explosive item had been recovered from the waterway in Linlithgow on Sunday.
The force said that explosive ordnance disposal officers attended the scene and carried out a controlled detonation of the unknown item.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report that an explosive item had been recovered from the Union Canal in Linlithgow around 3.50pm on Sunday, October 25.
“EOD attended and a controlled explosion was carried out.”
The news came just hours after officers received reports that an explosives device was recovered from the Edinburgh side of the canal.
The first explosive device was taken to Cramond Beach in the north west of the city for safe detonation by explosive ordnance disposal officers.
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