‘Huge explosion’ heard across London 

Hundreds of people have reported hearing a large ‘explosion’ across London and as far north as Hertfordshire. 

The bang was heard at about 4.20am local time, rocking homes and setting off car alarms.

Herts Fire Control tweeted: ‘We are currently receiving a large number of calls from across the whole of Hertfordshire regarding a large explosion sound. We are investigating.’ 

There are unverified reports that the noise may have been caused by two Eurofighter Typhoons taking off from RAF Coningsby. 

Twitter user Natasha wrote: ‘Just been woken up by a massive explosion in North West London. Anyone else heard it?’

Omar Choudhry tweeted: ‘Can hear helicopters now in NW LONDON and my wife can hear sirens too. Worrying when you have kids hearing that dang #explosion.’ 

‘I live in hertfordshire and was on phone to someone in central london,’ Mike wrote. ‘I heard explosion 10-15 seconds before they did.’

Another, Nick Cowan added: ‘Anyone in NW London know what that noise was? Sounded like an explosion and it shook the house? Heart pounding. Not good.’ 

The Metropolitan Police tweeted: ‘We are aware of reports of a loud bang in the north London area. There are no reports of an explosion and police are looking into the incident. There is no cause for public concern.’

This is a developing story, more to follow 

Twitter users are reporting hearing a large 'explosion' across London and as far north as Hertfordshire (stock image)

Twitter users are reporting hearing a large 'explosion' across London and as far north as Hertfordshire (stock image)

Twitter users are reporting hearing a large ‘explosion’ across London and as far north as Hertfordshire (stock image)

 

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