A faulty underground cable that caused several power cuts in Watford has been fixed.

Residents in and around Chester Road were left without power at about 5.30am on Saturday morning.

The electricity had been reconnected to the 46 homes by 8.30am, but then another dozen suffered a blackout until 10pm that night.

Speaking on Saturday, Helen Russell from Chester Road, said: "For the second time this week we have got a power cut which has lasted all day. This one is still going on.

"When you ring UK Power they fob you off. I have a one-year-old baby. I can't warm food, never mind the house."

Jessica Gallagher, press officer for UK Power Networks, apologised for the power cut.

She added: "Our engineers worked hard throughout the day to locate the fault. It is believed this was linked to two other previous power interruptions in recent weeks in the area.

"The fault has now been located and permanent repairs are now taking place which we are hopeful will return the network to its usual reliable state.

"We know how difficult it can be to be without power, especially at this time of year and are sorry for any inconvenience caused."