03:13PM, Monday 19 July 2021
Loud air raid-like sirens startled many sleeping residents in Windsor and Eton due to a 'system fault' at Eton College.
Locals jumped out of their beds in the early hours at about 4:15am on a Saturday, July 17, after sirens were heard across the towns.
One resident claimed they heard the loud noises as far as Cippenham village in neighbouring Slough.
In a statement, Eton College confirmed the loud siren noise came from them due to a 'system fault'.
They said: “On Saturday morning the school emergency siren was set off due to a system fault which has now been rectified. We apologise to local residents for the disturbance this caused.”
Nothing was reported to Thames Valley Police.
Concerns have been raised after a man in Windsor was hit by human waste from an aeroplane whilst in his garden.