from the capitalist press (oct 27 2012):
ABOUT 100 homes and businesses in two villages near York have been left without power today after vandals damaged electricity cables.
The problem, affecting the villages of Ellerton and Aughton, betweenSelby and Pocklington, was reported at 7.40am today and engineers from Northern Powergrid have been on the scene since about 9.15am today.
Supplies were eventually reconnected to all properties just before 8pm, with a spokesman for Northern Powergrid confirming the power cut was due to “vandalism of overhead cables” in the area and the company has reported the crime to police.
source: The York Press