Li­cence evader served with fine

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE owner of a Hayes bar­ber shop caught with­out a tele­vi­sion li­cence has been or­dered to pay £530.

An­gus Bain was fined £300 at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates’ Court last Tues­day, for us­ing a tele­vi­sion with­out a li­cence at An­gus Bar­bers, in Uxbridge Road.

He was also or­dered to pay £200 costs and a £30 vic­tim sur­charge.

Martin Dyan, TV Li­cens­ing spokesper­son for Lon­don and the South East, said: “We ap­pre­ci­ate th­ese are tough times for busi­nesses, but to be fair to the ma­jor­ity who do pay the li­cence fee, we have to take ac­tion against those who watch TV il­le­gally.”

Any busi­ness that shows tele­vi­sion pro­grammes live, whether for cus­tomers or in staff ar­eas, must have a valid tele­vi­sion li­cence, cost­ing £145. time po­lice ar­rived. No ar­rests have been made.

The vic­tim was taken to a haven.

Res­i­dents living nearby said the field back­ing on to Larch Cres­cent, Yead­ing Lane and Yead­ing Fork, near to Mid­dle­sex Scrap Met­als, was cor­doned off on Fri­day, with of­fi­cers stand­ing guard and a tent put up.

Any tele­vi­sion be­ing used in living ac­com­mo­da­tion on the premises must also be cov­ered by a sep­a­rate li­cence.

Those found with­out valid li­cences risk be­ing fined up to £1,000 per of­fence, plus costs.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as a white man, aged in his 30s, 6ft tall and of medium build. He wore a grey track­suit top and black trousers.

De­tec­tives from the Metropoli­tan Po­lice’s Sex­ual Of­fences Ex­ploita­tion and Child Abuse Com­mand are in­ves­ti­gat­ing. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call 101.

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