POWER was cut to more than 500 homes in Colchester on Sunday morning.

UK Power Networks reported that electricity was interrupted at about 4.55am.

A spokesman for the company said: "A fault on an underground cable caused a power cut affecting the Severalls area of Colchester, affecting several hundred properties.

"UK Power Networks engineers restored supply to the majority of customers by 6.05am, with mobile generators being sent to restore the four properties still without power on Sunday morning.

"We would like to apologise for any disruption caused."