Vandals cause power cut

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VANDALS caused havoc after they damaged cables at a substation, leaving almost 150 properties without power.

The offenders damaged cables and other equipment at the electricity substation in Spelding Drive, Standish-Lower-Ground, at around 9.45am on Friday.

The vandalism led to 148 homes and properties suffering from a power cut.

Traffic lights were also out in the area.

Engineers from Electricity North West were on site and alleviated the problem by late afternoon.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“We treat any attacks on our property incredibly seriously and we are working closely with the police to catch those who are responsible.”