Shock As Tornado Tears Through UK, Destroys Millions Worth Of Property

A Wizard of Oz style 'tornado' has hit Barking and Dagenham in East London and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Footage shared online captured collapsed garden walls, bricks strewn across driveways and fallen tree branches scattered across the road on Friday. Pictures also show cars stuck in flash floods across the borough.

Police said they were called at about 7.20pm on Friday to reports of damage to roofs, electrical equipment, and vehicles in the area of Hulse Avenue, with some witnesses describing the freak event as a 'tornado'.

The Metropolitan Police's Barking and Dagenham Twitter account said: 'This is a weather related incident, during which there was a lightning strike.

'In addition to the lightning strike, we have seen reports of a tornado but cannot confirm this.

'There are no reports of any casualties. Officers are liaising with the local authority to ensure support is available to anyone affected by damage to property.'

Pictures show grey skies, debris-strewn streets and police cars on sight.

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