UPDATE: Sudbury shops forced to shut because of power cut

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Shops have been forced to closed in Sudbury town centre following a power cut.

On a busy market day shops on the north side of Kings Street from the Belle Vue roundabout, Old Market Place and stores on the east side of East Street, up to and including the Post Office, have been forced to close their doors to customers due to the cut.

The power cut happened at around 4am this morning, with residents also affected, and it is not expected to come back on for the next two to three hours.

As well as the Post Office the Santander bank and Edinburgh Woollen Mill have been forced to close.

UK Power Networks engineers are on site trying to fix the problems.

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said: “Following a fault on the underground electricity network this morning customers in the Kings Street, North Street areas of Sudbury will have seen an interruption to their power.

“Around 45 customers are affected and we have engineers on site working as quickly and safely as possible to restore supplies.

“We know how difficult it is to be without power at this time of year and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”