UPDATE: Heating restored for Morecambe pensioners after fault

Heating has come back on at a sheltered housing complex after more than a day.
Heating has come back on at a sheltered housing complex after more than a day.

A fault at a sheltered housing complex which left residents without heating and hot water for more than a day has been repaired.

More than 40 pensioners, some in poor health and others with disabilities, were left in the cold at Matthias Court from Monday morning until Tuesday evening.

An engineer fixed the problem and the heating came back on at around 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Problems began after a power cut on Monday morning, caused by a localised fault.

Electricity came back on at Matthias Court at around noon but the heating stayed off.

There are around 40 sheltered flats in the complex near Morecambe Town Hall, run by property management firm Places For People.

Morecambe Town Hall was also hit by the power cut for a few hours on Monday.

A spokesman for Lancaster City Council said alternative arrangements were made to ensure services continued to run.