Steve Pugh filmed the meteor over Whitley Bay
Police forces in England and Scotland 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 Britain at about 2140 GMT on Saturday amid fears a plane had crashed.
Steve Pugh filmed the meteor over Whitley Bay. He was with his family filming the Olympic Rainbow when his son spotted the light in the sky.
Edited by Alan Wharton