What was that loud bang in Gosport?

People in Gosport have taken to social media in a state of confusion after a loud bang was heard in the town.

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 10:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 3:49 am
Credit: Shaun Roster

Facebook users said that the bang earlier this morning had come from towards the harbour, but were uncertain of what had caused it.

And naturally, there was a variety of suggestions - not of all of them serious.

One user said: ‘Could it be Sultan? I’m in Cambridge Road area and it was bloody loud.’

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Another posted: ‘Came from dockyard direction and I’m not happy.’

While another, taking things to extreme with a musical reference, posted: ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine!’

Most users have been in agreement that the noise probably came from the dockyards in Portsmouth, as part of activity by the Royal Navy.