ALMOST 400 people in Thurrock have been caught watching TV without a licence.
The statistics reveal that over 200 were in Grays, 90 in South Ockendon, and 70 in Tilbury.
TV Licensing spokesperson, Victoria Sykes said: “The figures paint a very positive picture as the vast majority of people in the UK 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 £1,000.”
Nationally, around 204,000 people were caught.