Police post footage of meteor over motorway

Police post footage of meteor over motorway

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

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.”

The 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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