Saturday, 21 November 2009

[creative-radio] Radio pirates are shut down by police [UK]

 

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Radio pirates are shut down by police

http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/content/newham/recorder/news/story.aspx?brand=RECOnline&category=newsNEWHAM&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsnewham&itemid=WeED23%20Oct%202009%2011%3A58%3A18%3A340

24 October 2009

POLICE officers closed down a pirate radio station operating from Stratford
in a joint operation with OFCOM.

Officers from West Ham and Plaistow North Safer Neighbourhood Team and OFCOM
executed a court warrant at an address in Leywick Street, Stratford, for
offences under the Wireless and Telecommunications Act.

Intelligence from OFCOM found a pirate radio station was broadcasting from
the premises, transmitting via another transmitter located at the top of
Stephens Parade, in Stratford, broadcasting as far as Croydon.

Some of the material broadcast is believed to have been offensive due to the
language being used and interfered with other terrestrial channels.

During the search of the premise, Class B drugs were also discovered. All
equipment relating to broadcasting was seized by OFCOM believed to be worth
Ł45,000.

Two men, aged 16 and 18, were arrested for broadcasting offences under the
Wireless and Telecommunications Act and one female aged 25 was cautioned for
possession of Class B drugs.

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Drugs found as cops raid East End pirate radio station

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/content/towerhamlets/advertiser/news/story.aspx?brand=ELAOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsela&itemid=WeED22%20Oct%202009%2015%3A12%3A23%3A987

22 October 2009
By Mike Brooke

TWO teenagers have been arrested after cops busted a pirate radio station in
East London where drugs were found.

The youths aged 16 and 18 were collared for illegally broadcasting from
premises at Leywick Street in West Ham.

Officials from Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, went in with the
neighbourhood police team after detecting broadcasts being relayed through
an illegal transmitter located in Stephens Parade, nearby.

The signal interfered with legal radio stations and could be picked up as
far as Croydon in south London. The equipment worth Ł45,000 was seized by
Ofcom.

The teenagers were held for broadcasting offences under the Wireless &
Telecommunications Act, but later bailed pending further inquiries.

Class B drugs were discovered on the premise during the search carried out
on Monday evening with a court warrant, Scotland Yard confirmed today. A
25-year-old woman was cautioned for possession.

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