A mysterious explosion heard across parts of Manchester and Salford remains unexplained.

Hundreds of people took to social media to describe hearing a "loud bang" at about 22:30 GMT on Monday.

Firefighters were called after a report in the Weaste area of Salford but later admitted they could find no evidence of a fire, or any other disturbance.

Shinydan Howell posted on Twitter: "Everyone in Manchester ok? Loud bang in Salford could be anything."

Lana Habbal posted: "Everyone is talking about a loud bang in Manchester I hope nobody is hurt."

Francis Jenkins, another Twitter user, said there had been disturbances to television and mobile phone networks.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said they had found no evidence of any disturbance.