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

4 March 2012 Last updated at 03:06 GMT

Police forces across the UK say they have been inundated with calls after a large meteor was spotted in the sky.

Reports of a "bright light" were made to police forces across Scotland and the north of England.

Meteorwatch said it had also had reports of sightings as far south as Devon.