Reckless vandals leave Lochgelly homes without power for seven hours

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“Mindless” vandals have been slammed after their reckless actions left thousands of homes without electricity this week.

Equipment attached to overhead power lines in Lochgelly was smashed by pellets fired from airguns or powerful catapults on Thursday afternoon.

Power firm SP Energy Networks has warned that aside from the inconvenience to householders on one of the coldest days of the year, the thoughtless act could have caused house fires or damaged home appliances.

Guy Jefferson, SP Energy Networks’ customer services director, said: “It is difficult to comprehend how anyone could be so irresponsible.”

For the full story, see Saturday’s Courier

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