1,100 people caught without TV licences in Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 12:31 28 July 2011 | UPDATED: 13:31 28 July 2011

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More than 1,100 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Barking and Dagenham during the first six months of 2011.

They are among almost 197,000 people caught across the UK during the first half of this year. The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over five per cent, meaning that almost 95 per cent of properties are correctly licensed.

Pauline Gillingham, TV Licensing spokeswoman, said: “We take TV Licence evasion very seriously and we will not hesitate to prosecute if people continue to break the law.”

Information on how and where to pay the licence fee can be found at

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