Jack Bauer gun-drama terrifies Bricket Wood and Garston residents

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A mysterious "gun" drama left Bricket Wood residents terrified in their homes this week - fortunately Jack Bauer was there to save the day.

People living in Bricket Wood and Garston were shocked out their beds by what sounded like a burst of "gunshot type noises".

Loud explosions could be heard for about an hour and a half through the early hours of Monday morning.

Shortly before 3.30am, one resident reported: "Living near Bricket Wood area close to Garston.

"Hearing loud explosive/gunshot type noises for an hour and a half.

"Very scared/nervous at what these may be?"

On Twitter, John Madden said: "Automatic gunfire Bricket Wood area St Albans. Any ideas what’s going on?"

Another resident called the police.

Officers raced to the source of the shots at the Building Research Establishment, on Bucknalls Lane, but found the shooters armed with film cameras rather than guns.

Sarah Spence, spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Constabulary, said they had not been informed filming would be taking place on the night in question.

She said: "We were called at around 2am to reports of gun fire being heard in the Bricket Wood area.

"Officers were in attendance. However, there was no incident.

"It was confirmed some sort of filming was taking place. Normally, we would be contacted to say filming would be happening in the area."

The noises reportedly continued until 4am.

20th Century Fox Television UK was filming the TV drama series 24.

The scenes shot that morning involved a staged car crash and a few of the main characters having a gun battle on the street with the Building Research Establishment.

However, some savvy Jack Bauer fans marched out to the set to see if they could catch sight of their hero in action.

Helen Wilcock tweeted from the set gate: "We have found the 24 set in Bricket Wood and are hoping to see Jack in action!"

Some residents had received letters from the production company warning them of the night shoot.

The 24 team has been filming scenes across London and in Southampton for the new 24: Live Another Day. The current series of the popular drama is showing on Sky 1.

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8:07am Fri 6 Jun 14

garston tony says...

Bit of a poor show if only 'some' residents got a letter, but letter or not if I lived around there and had kids who were woken up by this racket (or if I was kept a way myself) at that time of night i'd be right royally p'd off.

Couldnt the sound of gunfire be dubbed in post production? After all they do it with talking and music so why not other sounds?
Bit of a poor show if only 'some' residents got a letter, but letter or not if I lived around there and had kids who were woken up by this racket (or if I was kept a way myself) at that time of night i'd be right royally p'd off. Couldnt the sound of gunfire be dubbed in post production? After all they do it with talking and music so why not other sounds? garston tony
  • Score: 4

8:46am Fri 6 Jun 14

WatfordBandB says...

A fantastic and well known US hit TV series is filmed in Grim Garston and guess what? Someone is complaining!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A fantastic and well known US hit TV series is filmed in Grim Garston and guess what? Someone is complaining!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! WatfordBandB
  • Score: -8

9:17am Fri 6 Jun 14

garston tony says...

Knock knock, real life to watfordb&b. Hello, anyone in there?

I actually like 24 but an entertainment show does not have the right to disrupt peoples lives, they could have and should have done better with this.

But you are obviously star struck and therefore probably shallower than kim kardashian and paris hilton put together so I dont expect you to understand
Knock knock, real life to watfordb&b. Hello, anyone in there? I actually like 24 but an entertainment show does not have the right to disrupt peoples lives, they could have and should have done better with this. But you are obviously star struck and therefore probably shallower than kim kardashian and paris hilton put together so I dont expect you to understand garston tony
  • Score: 6

10:31am Fri 6 Jun 14

WatfordBandB says...

Yes but disrupting your life is acceptable. You are a sad little man with very little to offer society so do not worry, its all Gravy.
Yes but disrupting your life is acceptable. You are a sad little man with very little to offer society so do not worry, its all Gravy. WatfordBandB
  • Score: -7

11:44am Fri 6 Jun 14

garston tony says...

WatfordBandB wrote:
Yes but disrupting your life is acceptable. You are a sad little man with very little to offer society so do not worry, its all Gravy.
Yoo hoo, hello its me WatfordB&B. Famous person, yoo hoo come over here I love you and you can walk all over me all day long. Can I kiss your feet whilst you're trampling me? Pllleeeeeease, i'll do anything for you. Oh Justin Beiber, you can call me anything you like, can I be your poodle?

I bet you were first in line for auditions for that 'Made in Watford' program that was touting for village idiots the other week werent you. Its people like you that make z list non entities think that they are something.

The only question is is your dream to be on Big Brother or on Xfactor. You know, that bit on the final show where they wheel out all the sad rejects who cant sing to be laughed at whilst butchering some song or other.
[quote][p][bold]WatfordBandB[/bold] wrote: Yes but disrupting your life is acceptable. You are a sad little man with very little to offer society so do not worry, its all Gravy.[/p][/quote]Yoo hoo, hello its me WatfordB&B. Famous person, yoo hoo come over here I love you and you can walk all over me all day long. Can I kiss your feet whilst you're trampling me? Pllleeeeeease, i'll do anything for you. Oh Justin Beiber, you can call me anything you like, can I be your poodle? I bet you were first in line for auditions for that 'Made in Watford' program that was touting for village idiots the other week werent you. Its people like you that make z list non entities think that they are something. The only question is is your dream to be on Big Brother or on Xfactor. You know, that bit on the final show where they wheel out all the sad rejects who cant sing to be laughed at whilst butchering some song or other. garston tony
  • Score: 6

12:19pm Fri 6 Jun 14

I Note With Interest says...

Sits back and waits for the UKIP bandwagon to roll into action and blame these bloody foreigners for coming over here, stealing all our sleep...
Sits back and waits for the UKIP bandwagon to roll into action and blame these bloody foreigners for coming over here, stealing all our sleep... I Note With Interest
  • Score: -2

12:22pm Fri 6 Jun 14

I Note With Interest says...

Also, surely residents were shocked out OF their beds?

And presumably "the main characters having a gun battle on the street with the Building Research Establishment." doesn't mean they were shooting defenceless buildings? Or were they battling with BRE staff?
Also, surely residents were shocked out OF their beds? And presumably "the main characters having a gun battle on the street with the Building Research Establishment." doesn't mean they were shooting defenceless buildings? Or were they battling with BRE staff? I Note With Interest
  • Score: 2

3:11pm Fri 6 Jun 14

WatfordBandB says...

garston tony wrote:
WatfordBandB wrote:
Yes but disrupting your life is acceptable. You are a sad little man with very little to offer society so do not worry, its all Gravy.
Yoo hoo, hello its me WatfordB&B. Famous person, yoo hoo come over here I love you and you can walk all over me all day long. Can I kiss your feet whilst you're trampling me? Pllleeeeeease, i'll do anything for you. Oh Justin Beiber, you can call me anything you like, can I be your poodle?

I bet you were first in line for auditions for that 'Made in Watford' program that was touting for village idiots the other week werent you. Its people like you that make z list non entities think that they are something.

The only question is is your dream to be on Big Brother or on Xfactor. You know, that bit on the final show where they wheel out all the sad rejects who cant sing to be laughed at whilst butchering some song or other.
Right, I'm digging your Mum up again
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WatfordBandB[/bold] wrote: Yes but disrupting your life is acceptable. You are a sad little man with very little to offer society so do not worry, its all Gravy.[/p][/quote]Yoo hoo, hello its me WatfordB&B. Famous person, yoo hoo come over here I love you and you can walk all over me all day long. Can I kiss your feet whilst you're trampling me? Pllleeeeeease, i'll do anything for you. Oh Justin Beiber, you can call me anything you like, can I be your poodle? I bet you were first in line for auditions for that 'Made in Watford' program that was touting for village idiots the other week werent you. Its people like you that make z list non entities think that they are something. The only question is is your dream to be on Big Brother or on Xfactor. You know, that bit on the final show where they wheel out all the sad rejects who cant sing to be laughed at whilst butchering some song or other.[/p][/quote]Right, I'm digging your Mum up again WatfordBandB
  • Score: -8

9:27am Mon 9 Jun 14

garston tony says...

What a classy comment WatfordB&B, thank you for proving everything I have said about you in one short sentence

Now why dont you bog off to Borehamwood to stand outside the gates of the BB house? You must be gutted that its another year where your application to be a housemate was rejected. I guess even low rent programs like that have some standards, basement level as they are you're not even good enough for that tripe
What a classy comment WatfordB&B, thank you for proving everything I have said about you in one short sentence Now why dont you bog off to Borehamwood to stand outside the gates of the BB house? You must be gutted that its another year where your application to be a housemate was rejected. I guess even low rent programs like that have some standards, basement level as they are you're not even good enough for that tripe garston tony
  • Score: 6

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