ENGINEERS cut power to about 290 homes and businesses in Oxford’s Jericho area today.

Southern Electric responded to faulty equipment in the Walton Street area at about 2.10pm and halted energy supplies while work was carried out.

Properties in Walton Street, along with Jericho Street, Cranham Terrace, Cranham Street, and Kings Street were all affected.

Full power was restored by 4pm.