HUNDREDS of homes in the Malmesbury and Tetbury areas suffered a power black out.

Scottish and Southern Electric said: "We have received a report of possible damage to our overhead network this evening. Our engineers are working to restore all supplies affected as quickly and safely as possible and do still aim to have power restored by 20:00."

Two electricity poles were seen on fire in Park Lane, Malmesbury and in a neighbouring field.

Power was eventually restored at around 8pm.