Caernarfon power cut: reward on offer to find vandals

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An energy firm has put up a reward to find vandals who caused a power cut in Caernarfon last weekend.

Police said a large metal pole was thrown over a security fence at a sub station near the leisure centre on Ffordd Bethel at around 3.30pm last Saturday afternoon (8th December).

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Around 2,500 homes and properties were affected by the blackout, which lasted for around two to three hours. Bricks were also found at the substation by engineers.

Scottish Power have already offered a £2,000 reward for any information which leads to an arrest. The firm has also apologised to customers for any inconvenience.

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PC Alison Lewis at Caernarfon police station said: ”This had a huge impact on the community as it caused the electricity supply to 2,500 homes to be off for a period of time…Scottish Power were receiving calls to assist vulnerable residents who needed access to stair lifts and medical equipment.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Lewis on 101, quoting reference no. W174755, or contact the North Wales Police control room via the live web chat.

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