A MASSIVE explosion, believed to be a sonic boom, has rocked homes in Leicester this afternoon.
Locals reported hearing the blast just after 12.15pm – saying it had shaken homes and left windows rattling.
People in Leicester have reported hearing a ‘sonic boom’ this afternoon
It’s believed the explosion was from a sonic boom, with the Sun approaching the Ministry for Defence for comment.
Leicester Police confirmed they had received a number of calls over the blast but tweeted there was “no concern”.
Locals this afternoon took to Twitter to express their shock over the blast, with one writing: “Heard and felt a big explosion in Leicester just now.
“Saw some suggesting a sonic boom?”
A commenter said that they were in Melton, over 25 miles away, and it had “rattled their windows.”
Other tweeters flooded the platform saying that they had heard the boom, with many speculating that it was a sonic boom.
It seems that it was felt for miles around the city, but mostly on its western side.
One person even said that their house “literally shook”.
Leicestershire Police said: “We have received numerous calls in relation to a large explosion sound heard from various parts of the city and county.
“We like to reassure you that there is no concern however thank you for your immediate response to us.”