Cable fault cuts power to 1,000 homes

About 1,000 homes near Reading were plunged into darkness because of a power cut.

Scottish and Southern Electric (SSE) said the power went off to homes in Woodley and Twyford village at about 21:00 GMT on Friday.

The company said power was restored to all customers in the area affected by 04:30 GMT.

A spokesman for the firm said it had been caused by an underground cable fault.

Engineers are expected to begin investigating the cause.

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