HELP, wiring up a double socket but got a problem

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    The double socket has 2 lives, 2 neutrals and 1 earth when connecting wires to socket one of the live wires broke off in the cable, still have 1 live wire i can attach. Can anyone advise what i should do ?
     
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    Can you extend the broken conductor with a wago and piece of suitable cable, are you sure there is only one earth conductor ?
     
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    There is no room its close to the wall and the cable goes back in the wall rather than up or down.
     
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    Can you show us a pic of wiring ,with socket removed ?
     
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    i will try , not done this before
     
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    Just copy and paste.
     
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    i will be taking a photo on my phone but i am using my laptop .
     
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    I hope this will work
     

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    sorry i took so long not good with tech
     
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    Pic is visible ,but not very clear. I can't see the broken conductor. It appears that the incoming cables are wrapped in tape. If so ,remove some to reveal the broken conductor. You only need approx 1/2 inch of it still in good condition to connect it to another piece of cable.
     
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    thankyou for the advice and just to answer your first question yes there is only 1 earth does that make any diffrence
     
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    Could there be 2 earth conductors together in one green/ yellow sleeving ?
    Is the circuit a ring final ? What amperage circuit breaker or fuse protects the circuit ?
     
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    the earth wire was split into the 2 cables . Thankyou for your help I managed to join the live back to the wire that broke off. I manged to pull the existing wire out enough to join . Must have done correctly as fuse box not blown and no smell of electrical burning and have been using socket since . :)
     
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