AROUND 1,600 homes in the Tetbury area suffered a power cut this morning.

The blackout in Doughton, Highgrove, Tetbury and Westonbirt was recorded on the Southern Electric website at 8.17.

Shortly after noon Southern Electric Power Distribution said most properties had been reconnected.

Spokesman Waseem  Zakir, said: "The power cut is a result of a transformer fault on a pole on Cirencester Road, Tetbury. We are fixing it at the moment.

"The expected power restoration time is 12.30pm to 1pm."

For more information on the fault call Southern Electric on 0800 072 7282 and quote reference V96876.