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UFO spotted above North Walsham

PUBLISHED: 17:27 26 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:56 27 August 2016

A mysterious sight in the sky over North Walsham. Picture: RICHARD BARTON

A mysterious sight in the sky over North Walsham. Picture: RICHARD BARTON

RICHARD BARTON

"It went up and then arced round and then looked like it exploded" - eyewitness.

Picture of UFO cutting of local sightings and stories for Evening News. Photo: Angela SharpePicture of UFO cutting of local sightings and stories for Evening News. Photo: Angela Sharpe

An unidentified flying object has been spotted in the sky above North Walsham.

Fifty-six-year-old Richard Barton, a plasterer to trade, was stopped in his tracks by the sighting as he was driving along the town’s bypass today (Friday) around 11.30am.

But, as he took his camera out to take a photograph, it disappeared in a puff of smoke.

Mr Barton, who was driving a friend at the time, said: “It was very strange, I’ve not got a clue what it could be. It was definitely not a cloud because, after about five minutes, it dispersed.

Red Arrows at Norwich Airport August 2016. Picture: Richard Jarmy PhotographyRed Arrows at Norwich Airport August 2016. Picture: Richard Jarmy Photography

“I was driving up the bypass and I just noticed it and we

thought it looked like a vapour trail. I thought someone had set off a firework, but you wouldn’t get that from a firework.

“It went up and then arced round and then looked like it exploded.”

The famous Red Arrows, known for their visual displays, have been stationed at Norwich Airport during the Clacton Airshow which finished today.

But it is not clear whether they were involved.

Mr Barton said: “It was in the Norwich Airport direction so it could be something to do with that. But I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

What do you think it is, did you spot it? Email: newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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