Watch: Terrifying lightning strike on Tyne Bridge

This video captures the "terrifying" moment that lightning struck Newcastle's Tyne Bridge as storms battered parts of England this week.

Posted on Youtube by Marc Burton, the video shows the huge bolt of lightning blast the traffic-laden bridge.

Marc told the Newcastle Chronicle that he saw an "enormous cloud coming over the city and the rain was absolutely hammering down.

"We were scared. It was terrifying."

Flooding and storms have hit swathes England from the Midlands all the way up to Tyneside, causing travel chaos and disruptions in the north east.

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