Henley: Village power cut after car ploughs into electricity pole

A CAR crashed into an electricity pole in a Suffolk village wiping out the power supply to the surrounding properties, in the early hours of today.

The two-car accident happened at around 1am in Ashbocking Road in Henley.

Paramedics were called to the scene to reports of a person suffering pain in their side.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called to one female patient of an unknown age.

“She was complaining of pain in her side.”

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The woman was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

One of the cars involved crashed into an electricity pole, breaking it and plunging homes in the village into complete darkness.

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A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said engineers worked through the night to replace the electricity pole.

She said: “The incident interrupted power supplies to two properties and supplies had to be isolated to ten customers at 2.45am in order for engineers to work on the electricity network in safety.”

Power was restored to all homes by 4.25am.

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