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Thursday 28 August 2014

Motorway 'meteor' caught on camera

Published 02/07/2014 | 14:47

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The "meteor" was spotted from the M42

A police force has released footage of a "fireball" meteor caught on an in-car camera by a motorway patrol.

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The 10-second video clip filmed by officers in the West Midlands shows a bright object hurtling through the sky above a traffic island on the M42.

A police spokesman said officers had recorded the footage as they left the southbound carriageway on the motorway near Solihull at 3.04am on Monday.

In a tweet accompanying the film, the West Midlands Police traffic unit said: "We're used to catching suspects on camera but on Mon we recorded this meteor fireball in the sky."

T he meteor, said by some witnesses to be green in colour, was also spotted in the West Country, Wales and other parts of the West Midlands.

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