POLICE and fire crews were called to a Bournemouth street after reports of a loud explosion last night.

Crews were sent to Nursling Green in Throop at 9pm but were unable to find the cause.

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue told the Daily Echo: “We were notified by the police and went along to liaise with local residents.

“We spoke to people in a number of streets and carried out a thorough search on foot but were unable to find anything.”

Residents reported the noise around 8.30pm, describing the noise as 'like an explosion'.

It was also heard by people living in Muscliff as well.

Firefighters were understood to have made door-to-door enquiries with residents, with one woman saying she saw armed police in the area as well.