Power cuts in Gillingham and Frindsbury hit more than 4,000 homes
Gillingham homes were plunged into darkness by a power cut last
The lights went off at 9.45pm after a fault with an underground
cable in Balmoral Road.
It took 90 minutes to restore power to the last customers
affected. Other customers saw flickering lights.
In a separate incident, thieves were to blame for a pair of
power cuts which affected 335 homes near Ravenswood Avenue,
The first blackout on Tuesday began at 5.45pm and lasted almost
four hours after an attempted theft of some electrical
The same homes were blacked out for up to three and a half
hours last night from 5.30pm after another theft - this
A UK Power Networks spokesman said: "Thieves risk serious injury
and death by tampering with our equipment. UK Power Networks will
press for the prosecution of anyone caught.
"Please report any suspicious activity to police or our hotline
0800 783 8866."
He added: "We would like to apologise to customers for the
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