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Nineteen young adults in Sleaford have been caught watching live TV without a TV licence in the past year, according to figures released this week.

The 19 are among 27,000-plus people aged between 18 and 25 to have been found committing such an offence, TV Licensing reveled on Monday.

The figures have prompted a warning to young people, in particular students.

With 90 per cent of first year students under the age of 25, TV Licensing is reminding freshers they could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if they are caught watching live TV, on any device, without a TV Licence.

Recent research by TV Licensing shows one-in-10 undergraduates believe they will not get caught watching live TV without a licence, while 24 per cent think they cannot be caught watching live TV on a computer, laptop or mobile device.

Students in Sleaford should check if they need a licence by visiting www.tvli
censing.co.uk/studentinfo or by calling 0300 790 6113.