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Home UK News World News Business Politics video Showbiz News Technology Strange News Weather Your Videos Your Photos Blogs Contact Us Court Live Wreckage from the Poland train crash as rescuers attempt to reach trapped and injured passengers Mayhem In Poland After Head-On Rail Collision chevron Meteor image captured by YouTube user Hatchetas Meteor Mystery Across British Skies chevron Police officers in Birmingham Police Plan To Outsource Roles chevron Coffins carrying bodies of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik Syria: China Urges End To Violence chevron skyNews Man Shot Dead After Traffic Stop chevron Meteor Mystery Flashes Across British Skies 0 Comments 3:08am UK, Sunday March 04, 2012 Police forces and astronomy website have been inundated with sightings after a suspected meteor shot across darkened British skies. Reports of a "bright light" and an "orange glow" were received by police across Scotland and the north of England around 9.40pm on Saturday. The Met Office tweeted: "Hi All, for anyone seeing something in the night sky, we believe it was a meteorite." A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said the force had been "inundated" with calls about a bright object in the sky across the west of Scotland. Minutes later Durham Police received calls from concerned members of public who had seen a "bright light or a fire in the sky" and believed it may have been incidents involving an aircraft. The American Meteor Society website was inundated with dozens of Britons logging sightings. Michelle Thornton, from Birmingham, stated it was "the most amazing thing I have seen in the night sky in ages - outstanding "