A POWER cut affected more than 700 customers in the Yarnton area this morning.

A spokesman from Southern Electric confirmed that a fault occurred on the high voltage network in the OX5 region from just after 6am.

Engineers were able to identify the problem and restore power to the affected customers at 7.34am. 

The spokesman said: "We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to our customers and thank them for their patience while engineers worked to restore services."

Southern Electric confirmed that a full service is now running in the area.