O2 Arena issues statement as Storm Eunice tears Millennium Dome apart

London’s O2 will be closed for the rest of Friday after storm damage to the roof.

Dramatic viral images and videos taken on Friday show the roof of the Millennium Dome being shredded.

It comes as Storm Eunice wreaks havoc across the country.

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A spokesperson for the arena said: “Due to today’s adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that there has been some damage caused to the tent fabric in our roof at The O2.

“The affected areas have been cleared and the O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day.

“The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance, and we will continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly.”

On its official Twitter account the O2 is described as: “Not just a tent. The world’s most popular music and entertainment venue.”

Gusts of up to 122mph have been recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight, the Met Office said.

Attractions including the London Eye, Legoland and Warwick Castle were also temporarily closed.

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Seven train operators have suspended all services, according to National Rail Enquiries.

They are: c2c, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, Greater Anglia, South Western Railway, Southeastern and Transport for Wales.

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