Man charged in connection with electricty pole attack that left 900 homes without power

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A MAN has been charged with attempted theft after an electricity pole was attacked leaving 900 homes without power.

The 27-year-old Somercotes man was due to appear before magistrates in Derby last week.

At around 7.30pm on Sunday, 22nd July, someone cut through the electricity pole off Birchwood Road, Alfreton trying to steal copper cables.

The offender cut through the electricity supply causing a mini-explosion which resulted in the pole setting on fire.