Power cut hits south Suffolk residents

MORE than 2,000 homes were left without power tonight after a fault on the network, engineers have said.

MORE than 2,000 homes were left without power tonight after a fault on the network, engineers have said.

Power was interrupted to 2,240 customers in the Bures area, south of Sudbury, at just gone 5pm.

A spokesman for EDF Energy confirmed at 7pm that 872 customers were still off supply.

By 8.21pm he said power had been restored to all the homes.


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He said the loss of electricity was a result of a fault on the local high voltage network.

Bures, Leavenheath, Nayland and Assington were all areas that were affected.

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Pete Hore, who lives in Leavenheath with his wife Liz, said: “It went off in different areas. One area of Leavenheath went off at 5pm and our end went off just after 6pm.

“We were off for over two hours.

He added: “It is a bit difficult for old people. Those were our first thoughts - to make sure they were ok.”

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