Mystery over loud bang

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MYSTERY surrounds a loud bang that was heard across the Waterlooville area last night.

Police received several calls of a deafening bang at about 12.30pm.

It was so loud it woke some people up.

People have said it could be heard as far as Havant, Rowlands Castle and Hayling Island.

Messages were posted on Hampshire Constabulary’s Facebook page from across the area.

Tanya Hall, 40, of Springwood Avenue, Waterlooville, said the noise took her breath away.

She said: ‘It was so big.

‘It sounded like a gun shot right outside my front door.

‘Everyone said it sounded exactly the same wherever they were.

‘People said their houses actually shook.

‘I phoned the police straight away as I thought it was a gunshot outside.

‘Police came up and down the road straight away.’

Hampshire Police said it sent officers to carry out an area search but nothing was found.

Julie Knight, a spokeswoman for the force, said several calls had come in reporting a bright light in the sky.

She said it could possibly have been a firework, but there was no way of knowing.

She said: ‘It was a loud bang.

‘Police investigated but nothing suspicious was found.’