MORE than 5,000 homes and businesses went without power yesterday afternoon.

A large area which of Peacehaven, Lewes, Seaford and Eastbourne suffered a power cut for around two hours from 1pm.

The fault was put down to an underground electricity cable on the high voltage network.

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said: “Staff worked quickly and safely to reconnect power to several thousand customers after it was interrupted at 12.58pm and work is ongoing to restore remaining supplies.”

She offered an apology.