410 caught with no TV licence

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TV Licensing has revealed more than 410 people in Coleraine were amongst more than 15,300 people caught watching TV without a licence in Northern Ireland during the past 12 months.

This compares to more than 210 in Limavady, more than 100 in Portrush and 90 in Portstewart.

The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over five per cent, meaning almost 95 per cent of homes are correctly licensed.

Deborah King, TV Licensing spokesperson, said: “In order to be fair to the law-abiding majority who do pay for their licence, we’ll continue to pursue the small minority of people do not pay.”

A colour TV Licence currently costs £145.50 and is required by anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are shown on TV, whether they are using a TV set, computer, or any other equipment.

For further information about licensing requirements and ways to pay, visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk