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More than 150 young people in Norwich caught without TV licence

PUBLISHED: 10:37 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:37 11 October 2017

More than 150 young people in Norwich have been caught without a TV licence. Picture Daniel Law/PA Wire

More than 150 young people in Norwich have been caught without a TV licence. Picture Daniel Law/PA Wire


Students have been warned they could face a fine of up to £1,000 for not having a TV licence after more than 150 young people in Norwich were caught without one.

A total of 160 people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the city in the past year, according to new figures released by TV licensing.

If students live in halls of residence and watch live TV or BBC iPlayer programmes in their room, they will need their own TV licence.

Mark Whitehouse, spokesperson for TV Licensing in East Anglia, said: “With many students owning at least one device capable of showing live TV or watching BBC iPlayer, it’s important they know the law around being correctly licensed.

“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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