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RAF Shawbury say it is not responsible for mystery Shrewsbury explosion

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The sound of an explosion in Shrewsbury this morning has been shrouded by mystery - with no one really sure what caused it.

RAF Shawbury

Shortly before 9am this morning loud bang was heard in the town, but there was no obvious explanation.

Police said it was not a police incident, but have had a few inquires about the sound.

RAF Shawbury have said the loud noise was nothing to do with them.

Back in November thousands of people in Shropshire were rudely awoken by a "sonic boom".

The cause of the noise was again a mystery with many at the time speculating it may have been caused by a Eurofighter plane.

Fighter jets operate in the county from airbases in the region and the mysterious explosion follows another episode in 2008, which was also blamed on a Eurofighter breaking the sound barrier.

Ministry of Defence spokesman said in November it was "highly unlikely" that one of its planes had caused a sonic boom.

A spokesman for RAF Shawbury also said it had no aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier, although there were other airbases in the region.

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