A POWER cut which affected homes and businesses across areas of Bournemouth this morning has been resolved.

Some 165 areas were affected, officials from SSE say. In total, some 2,800 properties across the BH8, BH9 and BH10 were impacted.

Bournemouth Echo:

Image from SSE

Power was restored by noon.

This morning, a spokesperson from SSE said: "We had reports of damage caused to underground cables at Throop.

"We've got engineers on the site at the moment.

"Quite a large number of customers have been affected - the number is around 2,800.

"However, the majority of those people will have their power restored soon.

"We believe everyone will be back on by 12pm today."