A POWER cut plunged thousands of people in central Greenock into darkness.

A fault took out supplies for the PA15 and PA16 postcode areas of the town on Thursday evening.

Scottish Power sent out crews to investigate and it was around two hours before supplies were restored.

A spokesperson for the energy provider said: "We had no advance warning of this and only became aware of it at 8.57pm.

"We apologise for the inconvenience."