Cut & pasted from The Gateshead Birders website :-
where its labelled as a Short-eared Owl . . .
This is the same pic, unaltered other than re-sizing:-
wing shape, colouration & markings on outer parts of upper wing, facial disc colouration, underparts one similar colour
(white trailing edge on upper wing a mis-leading photo effect as same white can also be seen on forewing & rear underside)
Certainly a Long-eared Owl