Police car in Forth and Clyde canal plunge

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A police car ended up in a canal after its driver lost control while responding to a call out.

The two officers inside the vehicle escaped and were "safe and well" following the crash, Strathclyde Police said.

The car left the road at around 11pm on Sunday night and landed in the Forth and Clyde Canal in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "A car left the road and went into the canal at the stables at the canal in Kirkintilloch.

"There were two casualties with minor injuries and both were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary."

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: "At about 11pm on Sunday whilst en route to a fast response call in Kirkintilloch the driver of a police vehicle lost control of the vehicle and ended up in the canal.

"Both officers are safe and well."

No further details were released.

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