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A November 2001 Nasa file image shows a meteor streaking across the sky. Photo: AFP
A November 2001 Nasa file image shows a meteor streaking across the sky. Photo: AFP

Meteor suspected as mystery flash lights up Scottish sky

Several drivers caught the sudden flash and streak of light on their dashboard cameras

London: People across Scotland and northern England have reported seeing a bright light flash across the night sky.

Police Scotland says the force began receiving calls about 6:55pm (1855 GMT) Monday, with people reporting a loud bang, a sudden blue, green or white light or a fireball in the sky.

Several drivers caught the sudden flash and streak of light on their dashboard cameras.

Police say a meteor shower is suspected. Weather forecasting service the Met Office said the incident wasn’t weather-related.

The defence ministry wouldn’t comment Tuesday on whether the flash was linked to military activity in the area.

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