Relief as baffling noise in Springfield area is silenced

IT was a noise which infuriated the locals and baffled the States police…

Richard Pearce trying to block out the noise
Richard Pearce trying to block out the noise

IT was a noise which infuriated the locals and baffled the States police…

Several residents in Springfield suffered a sleepless night on Saturday after a mysterious noise similar to a gunshot repeatedly reverberated around the area.

The blasts began shortly after 9 pm and continued at regular intervals until the early hours.

Several residents reported hearing the noise, and one neighbour – father-of-two Richard Pearce – even phoned the States police and took to the streets in the early hours in an attempt to solve the mystery.

Eventually, the problem was solved - see today's JEP to find out how.

Hungry for more?

Hungry For More Imagery

Register or log in,
for free access to Jersey’s best news website
Frustrated? Disable private browsing and enable cookies to prevent logging in all the time

To register by email, click here
Thanks For Registering
Thanks For Registering Imagery

Please check your email inbox and follow the simple instructions to continue enjoying our content.

Need Help? Email Us!

< Back To Login

Register By Email


More Stories

Comments for: "Relief as baffling noise in Springfield area is silenced"


What was it? ...I don't read the JEP.


If only I could get tonight's JEP!! As I live in SW Wales, can you please enlighten me? :)


'Cymru am Byth' Cyfrin - why is your pseudonym 'password'in Welsh? You can always subscribe to the JEP on line for a fee.


:) It's a secret! LOL

St Ouen

It was the sound of our States members patting each other on the back!


Staff at Springfield Stadium realised they had left the public announcement system on over the weekend. It is believed that the banging was caused by a static build-up in the speaker system


I live in the USA and it's frustrating when they give only part details. I would also like to be enlightened on this.


I am in Liverpool and had to phone my son to find out. They hadleft the PA system on in the stadium and static build up caused the noise.


So what was causing the noise then??


See David @ February 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm


Thanks to all who let us know!


The big question is whether the photograph was taken during a match or event because it will really dent their revenue if so

Welcome Back
Registration Welcome Imagery

You can now enjoy 10 free stories.

Learn More
Thanks for registering.
Half Of Free Stories Read Imagery

As a valued JEP Extra member and as part of your existing subscription we are pleased to offer you free and unlimited access to our website.

Learn More
You've Now Read Half Your Free Stories This Month
Half Of Free Stories Read Imagery

Fed up logging in every visit?

Learn More