Licence evader served with fine
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.