Hundreds of homes in Brean were without power on Sunday evening (April 8th) following a ‘huge blue flash’ in the sky.

The power cut started in the village just before 8.30pm, confirmed Western Power Distribution, plunging homes and several pubs into darkness for almost an hour.

Talking to, a Western Power spokesman said: “We had 250 customers without power.”

He added: “We believe this could have been due to a swan striking a line at our nearby primary sub-station.”

Brean beachwarden Dave Furber said “a huge blue flash was seen in the direction of Lympsham” when the power cut began.

Meanwhile, Western Power also worked to resolve a separate issue in Burnham-On-Sea, near Southern Lea Road, during Sunday where around 70 properties were without power due to a low-voltage issue.

The company apologised to customers for the inconvenience and disruption.