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‘Sonic boom’ is heard across central England as ‘ground shakes’ and houses are rocked

‘Sonic boom’ can be heard in central England as ‘ground shakes’ and houses rise and fall

  • Hundreds of people from Leicester to Oxford heard an explosion at about 12.15pm
  • Social media users said the ground was shaking and houses were being shaken

Hundreds of people have heard a loud explosion, believed to be a sonic boom in central England.

The ground reportedly shook and homes were rocked as far south as Oxford and 70 miles north of Leicester around 12:15 today.

Plane spotters on social media suggested it may have been a fighter jet responding to an air ambulance distress call calling for a medical evacuation.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow.

An air ambulance just north of Cambridge issued a 0020 distress call today for an urgent medical evacuation, following reports of a ‘sonic boom’ being heard across England