HOMES and businesses in central Bournemouth have been left without power since the early hours of the morning due to an ongoing fault.

Buildings in the BH1 area of Bournemouth lost power at 4.10am this morning, with businesses along Old Christchurch Road believed to be affected.

Engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks are on site with power expected to be restored by 4pm.

A SSEN spokesman said: “We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

“Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.

“If you need more information, please call us on 105 or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote reference 'GS4551'.”

More information is to follow.