THERE are reports this morning that a large bang heard in Cwmbran last night was part of a meteorite shower hitting the area.

Argus readers are reporting hearing what they initially thought was an explosion at around midnight.

There was a meteorite shower reported over east Wales and west Shropshire, and it is thought that a piece of meteor fell in the the area.

One woman in Newport told the Argus she heard the noise and thought there had been a lorry crash. Gwent Police said they had three calls over the boom.

DID you hear or see the meteor shower? Email , call Will Bain on 01633 777242 or tweet @ArgusWBain