A TOTAL of 177 young Barnsley people aged 18 to 25 were caught watching TV without a licence in the past year.

TV Licensing is reminding freshers they could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if caught watching TV, on any device, without a licence.

Recent research by TV Licensing shows one in ten undergraduates believe they won’t get caught watching without a licence, while 24 per cent think they can’t be caught watching live TV on a computer, laptop or mobile device.