WEYMOUTH'S skyline has changed again with the removal of the Jurassic Skyline Tower.

A giant crane could be seen removing the top of the 53 metre tower yesterday afternoon.

Work to dismantle the ill-fated tourist attraction began last month. Its operator announced it was closing the attraction for good in August following a drop in visitor numbers.

The tower used to open all-year round until 2016, when it started closing for the winter months, reopening for the season in April.

However the attraction failed to open this summer.

Former operator Merlin Entertainments, which also owns the Sealife Centre, said it has sold the tower to another operator.

A spokesman for the attraction said: "Specialist contractors will initially take down the tower structure, which has been sold and is being relocated.

"The rest of the site will be restored to its original condition to be suitable for use as a car park.

"In agreement with Dorset Council the electrical sub-station will remain in place for use in future developments.

"The peninsula will remain open throughout the works with alternative pedestrian access in place where necessary."

The spokesman said the work is expected to finish before the end of February 2020, depending on weather.