RESIDENTS across Dorset reported hearing a series of loud bangs and thuds last night.

People took to social media to ask what the noises were. Those living in areas including Wimborne, Somerford, Mudeford and even Ringwood said they'd heard the sounds.

Some have now replied to say the noise was likely firing at Lulworth Ranges.

Live firing was due to take place until midnight at Bindon Range, Heath Range and Tyneham Range. The 'sea danger area' was also used.

Further firing exercises are due to take place tomorrow night until midnight.