A network fault was the reason behind a power cut which left around 12,000 Trowbridge residents without power yesterday evening (Monday).

The problem, which began at around 5pm, affected parts of the town as well as Hilperton and Semington.

A spokesperson for Southern Electric said: “There was an interruption to the supply at around 5pm with about 12,000 people being affected. By about 6pm, we had 10,000 people back with electricity and then everyone was back up and running by about 6.20pm.

“The problem came from a fault on the network, it is quite easy to redirect the flow and that is why we managed to get the majority of people back online by 6pm. When anything like this happens it is our priority to get everyone back on as quickly as possible, so we ensure to deal with the any problem swiftly.”