More than 60 young Westonians caught without TV licence

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:50 25 October 2017

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More than 60 young people have been caught without a TV licence in Weston in the past year, new figures have revealed.

TV Licensing has announced 63 people aged 18-25 in the town may have been hit with a fine of up to £1,000 after being caught watching live television without a licence in the 12 months preceding August.

Richard Chapman, of TV Licensing South West, said: “With many students owning at least one device capable of showing live TV or watching BBC iPlayer – such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet computer – it’s important they know the law around being correctly licensed.

“If you’re watching live TV on any device, including mobiles and tablets, or watch catch up programmes on BBC iPlayer, you need a TV Licence.

“Students and young adults need to be aware of their legal responsibilities. Anyone caught watching TV without a TV Licence can face prosecution and a fine of up to a £1,000.”

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