Members of the public have quickly taken to social media this evening after hearing what has been described as a loud explosion in Herefordshire and from areas far and wide.

At approximately 9.55pm this evening, Your Herefordshire started receiving reports of a loud explosion, but what was odd was that these reports were coming from all corners of the county.

A number of people have reported seeing a ‘fireball’ in the sky that appeared to break up moments prior to the loud noise being heard.