Licence dodger figures exposed


around 1,180 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Doncaster during the first six months of 2012, figures have revealed.

This compares to more than 870 in Barnsley, over 1,190 in Rotherham and over 2,520 in Sheffield.

They are among more than 204,000 people caught across the UK during the first half of this year.

Jenny Wilkinson, TV Licensing spokesman for the North of England, said: “If people decide to watch TV without being properly licensed, they risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.”