RESIDENTS are facing Christmas Day without power.

Around 1,400 homes were still without power this morning as a result of bad weather.

Southern Electric confirmed the extent of the disruption this morning after it emerged last night that 6,000 homes in Oxfordshire had suffered power cuts.

One resident, Andrew Paris from Aston in West Oxfordshire, said his family were facing a meal of bread and jam on Christmas Day because they still lacked power.

The 48-year-old, who lives with his 43-year-old brother and 66-year-old mother on Foxwood in the village, said at 2.30pm today that he had tried without success to get through to Southern Electric to get information on when power might be restored.

"We will be eating bread and jam for Christmas dinner at the moment," he said.

"What else can I do? We can't have a bath or anything. My mum has had to go to other houses just to get a cup of tea."

He said that other streets in the village had seen power restored, but around 40 homes on his street had no electricity.

And the diabetes sufferer said his insulin, which he must keep in the fridge, will be unusable if power is not brought back soon.

"I know they can't help it - it's a force of nature that has caused this," he said.

"But I haven't had any information."