Falkirk licence fee dodgers caught out

Watching TV without a licence could cost you �1000
Watching TV without a licence could cost you �1000

Almost 700 people in the Falkirk area have been caught watching TV without a licence this year.

TV Licensing say 690 residents from the district were among 30,900 people across Scotland who had evaded paying a licence in the first six months of 2012.

TV Licensing spokesperson Fergus Reid said: “The figures paint a very positive picture as the vast majority of people continue to pay their licence fee.

“Unfortunately, a minority of people do not pay for their licence, which is unfair to the law-abiding majority who do pay.

“If people decide to watch TV without being properly licensed they risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.”

For more information on buying a TV licence visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk.