A passing meteor caused alarm to bewildered residents in Bradford as it hurtled across the sky last night.

Police in the district received a number of anxious calls from people who had spotted a bright light passing over them.

A police spokesman said the strange light was a meteor.

One resident who saw the meteor, said: “When it passed me it was green. It then turned white, and then orange and started to break up, but it was miles away by then. It was amazing.”

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