Edinburgh magnet fishermen haul Samurai sword and bullets from Union Canal
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Eddie Wells was stunned when his magnet caught hold of the three foot sword with his first cast while out fishing at the Union Canal in Edinburgh.
And just minutes later fellow fisher John Robertson dragged out seven bullets from the murky depths of the capital waterway on Saturday afternoon.
He said: “A fantastic few hours at bullet bridge this morning in the white hot heat of Edinburgh
“Eddie’s first cast was a belter, a razor sharp sword - this thing was lethal. Then he got a laptop.”
“John Robertson managed to win the bullet competition with seven bullets pulled out.”
James added the group were quick to hand in the sword and bullets into the nearby Wester Hailes police station.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said : “We can confirm that a sword and ammunition was handed into Wester Hailes Police Station on Saturday, 13 August, 2022 after being recovered from Union Canal in Edinburgh.”
In January, a city street was closed off by bomb disposal officers after magnet fishermen pulled out a handgun and what they believed to be a hand grenade from the Union Canal.
The 9mm handgun was taken away by officers for destruction and fortunately the suspected grenade was ruled to be harmless after it was x-rayed by military experts.