Loud bangs heard across south Norfolk

Bunwell Village church, sign and main street.
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Bunwell Village church, sign and main street. Pictures:SONYA BROWN Copy: For:EDP ©Eastern Daily Press 2006 - Credit: Archant

A controlled explosion in the Tibenham area has been confirmed as the reason for a number of loud bangs in south Norfolk this afternoon.

Norfolk Constabulary confirmed that controlled explosion took place at around 3pm. Old commercial explosives from a local premises were destroyed on local farmland.

The noise from the explosion could be heard across Bunwell, Long Stratton and Wymondham with some reports as far as Earlham.

Archie Clifford, 61, of Forncett St Peter, said he heard three 'deep booms' in a 15-minute window.

'The first one was really loud, I had never heard anything like it,' he said. 'It made such a noise that I thought a delivery van had crashed into my house.

'The second one was five minutes later and made the house physically shake, I thought it could have been a minor earthquake. There was then another one.'

Norfolk Constabulary added that the explosion was carried out with the full co-operation of both the local farmer and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

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