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Huge bang heard across London and the Home Counties that woke residents and shook homes was a SONIC BOOM caused by two RAF fighter jets 'scrambling to intercept an unresponsive aircraft' People were woken by an enormous bang in the early hours of Sunday morning The Metropolitan Police confirmed it was a sonic boom caused by RAF planes It's believed two Eurofighter Typhoons taking off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire were the source of the sonic boom There are unconfirmed reports they were responding to unresponsive aircraft 

By Jenny Stanton For Dailymail.com

Published: 04:29 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 05:55 GMT, 1 December 2019

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The huge bang that sounded like an explosion and shook homes across London was a sonic boom caused by RAF planes, police have confirmed.

Hundreds of people across the capital and the Home Counties were woken by what sounded like a 'large 'explosion' in early hours of Sunday morning. 

The bang was heard at about 4.20am local time, rocking homes, setting off car alarms and sparking panic.

The Metropolitan Police reassured people when it revealed the bang was caused by RAF planes.

'The loud bang heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes,' it tweeted. 'There is no cause for concern.'

It is believed two Eurofighter Typhoons taking off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire were the source of the sonic boom. There are unconfirmed reports they were responding to an unresponsive aircraft.

The Metropolitan Police reassured people when it revealed the bang was caused by RAF planes

The Metropolitan Police reassured people when it revealed the bang was caused by RAF planes

Twitter user Natasha wrote: 'Just been woken up by a massive explosion in North West London. Anyone else heard it?'

Omar Choudhry tweeted: 'Can hear helicopters now in NW LONDON and my wife can hear sirens too. Worrying when you have kids hearing that dang #explosion.' 

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