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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 "
Anyone see this, or catch a picture?