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West Malling homes left in the darkness after power cut

Almost 800 homes were plunged into darkness for more than six hours after a power cut last night.

A total of 785 properties in West Malling lost electricity at around 5.20pm.

UK Power Networks engineers discovered a fault in overhead power lines which caused the problem and managed to restore electricity supply by 12.20pm.

Residents were left in the dark for more than six hours. Stock image
Residents were left in the dark for more than six hours. Stock image

A message from the utility provider sent to residents said: "We're really sorry for any disruption this caused."

The problem arose during the height of storm Erik which brought strong winds to the county.

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