Meteor spotted by Phil Haslett in Whitley Bay
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Meteor witnessed across Britain

Police forces say have they received a number of calls reporting what is believed to have been a meteor.

Reports of a "bright light" and an "orange glow" came in across the north of England and Scotland at about 21:40 GMT on Saturday amid fears a plane had crashed.

The Met Office tweeted: "Hi All, for anyone seeing something in the night sky, we believe it was a meteorite."

Phil Haslett, who lives in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, captured the fireball on camera.

  • 04 Mar 2012
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