Vandals cut power to 100 homes in Tandragee

Electricity sub-station NIE said the vandals had put their lives at risk

About 100 homes were left without power after vandals attacked an electricity sub-station in County Armagh on Wednesday morning.

A number of cables were cut and fuses removed from the sub-station at Mandeville Drive in Tandragee.

NIE said those responsible risked their lives by breaking into a place full of live cables. Power was restored to affected homes within two hours.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

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