*KIDS* have been prosecuted for TV Licence offences

Data from the MoJ revealed that:

  • 4 children aged 10 and 11
  • 20 aged 12 to 14-years-old and
  • 440 teenagers in the 15-to-17 bracket

were prosecuted for TV licence offences between 2008 and 2016.

Here are 3 screen grabs from the report.

kids prosec 10-14kid prosec 15-17

Grand total:  464

Prosecution of children have been possible because all they need is a name, an address and a “confession” signed (it’s a untitled form used by TV licence officers to record the conversation with unlicensed people). It’s therefore quite easy for unscrupulous officers to take advantage of a child willing to talk and sign a paper.

What’s even more shocking is that some of those kids have been found GUILTY!

  • one girl aged 10-11 in Kent in 2013
  • one boy aged 10-11 in Surrey in 2014
  • 3 girl aged 12-14 (one from Kent in 2011, one from Durham in 2012 and one in Merseyside in 2013)
  • 2 boys aged 12-14: one from London in 2011, the other in Westmidland, also in 2011.
  • and a truckload (162 girls and 92 boys) of 15-17


This information made it to the Daily Mail ttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7815475/amp/How-BBCs-relentless-pursuit-licence-fee-billions-led-one-10-magistrate-hearings.html?__twitter_impression=true

When confronted by Daily Mail reporters, a spokesman for the BBC simply denied the whole thing. adding that ‘Our policy is to prosecute people aged 18 or over.

The full quarterly report can be accessed here https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018







3 thoughts on “*KIDS* have been prosecuted for TV Licence offences

  1. The BBC is a parasite, rife with nepatism and guilty of the misuse of the people’s money, yes the licence fee should be finished, brought to an end, and this agency for the ‘British American project’ totally restructured as a service provider and made to stand on its own two feet.


  2. Is there any other company in the United Kingdom that can legally take money from the UK Public
    and prosecute people that don’t pay up. I believe a part of the BBC service is for Iplayer. This is only possible if you have an Internet connection. Is there a discount if you don’t have Internet. Of course, there is not, another case of unfair treatment.


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