Meteor spotted by Phil Haslett in Whitley Bay
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Meteor: 'Like a plane on fire'

4 March 2012 Last updated at 04:02 GMT

Police forces say they have 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."

Adam Hepworth witnessed the meteor in Helensburgh, Scotland.