Meteor witnessed across Britain

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

It was reported travelling from northern Scotland to southern England at about 21:40 GMT, amid fears a plane had crashed.

Kielder Observatory, in Northumberland, described it as a "huge fireball" travelling from north to south.

Durham Police said air traffic control had confirmed there had not been any incidents of aircraft in difficulties.