More than 2,000 properties in Witney were without power for part of yesterday morning.

Southern Electric has said the power cut affected 2,060 properties, including West Oxfordshire District Council’s offices, and was caused by a safety switch at a substation being activated.

Power was restored at 10.36am having been lost at 9.52am.

There was also a power cut in part of Headington at 5.35am while engineers from Southern Electric attempted to locate a fault in the network but it is not known exactly how many people this affected.