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Red Cross sent out to powerless villager
6:00pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
A MAN is furious with a power company after his elderly neighbour was left without power for around 64 hours.
John Barden has hit out after UK Power Networks failed to fix a power cut leaving six homes in Wix with no electricity.
Power was restored to much of the village on Tuesday but some homes on Bradfield Road including that of his 91-year-old neighbour were not restored until late on Wednesday.
Mr Barden, a lecturer at Colchester Institute, said: “I have had no luck with UK Power Networks.
“My neighbour is 91 and the Red Cross have been out to her to bring emergency lighting."
A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “We are sorry to hear about the problems caused to elderly customers in the area."