A loud bang heard across The Midlands was caused by two Typhoon aircraft responding to an emergency.
The Ministry of Defence has told ITV News that the aircraft were on their way to a small civilian helicopter that was emitting an emergency signal.
UK Editor Keir Simmons has the story
A loud bang heard across parts of the Midlands yesterday evening left a radio station’s phone lines “rammed”, says presenter.
A loud bang heard across parts of the West Midlands last night has now been identified as a sonic boom caused by two Typhoon aircraft.