Bad reception for licence dodgers

SOME 380 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Boston last year.

This compares to 300 in Spalding and 170 in Sleaford.

Figures released by TV Licensing also show there were more than 5,570 people caught watching TV illegally across Lincolnshire and almost 400,000 across the UK.

Anyone caught watching TV without a licence can face prosecution and a fine up to £1,000.