MORE than 1,600 TV licence dodgers in Huddersfield were caught last year.
TV Licensing, which goes after offenders, nabbed 1,669 people for failing to pay the £135.50 charge in 2007.
It made the town the seventh worst in Yorkshire’s TV licence ‘league of shame.’
Hull topped the list, with 5,206 licence dodgers, ahead of Leeds (4,071) and Sheffield (4,015).
Charlotte Hancock, of TV Licensing, said: “While people are usually proud to see their town in a top 10, this is one league that no town wants to top.
“The high number of licence fee dodgers caught in Huddersfield is evidence of TV Licensing’s success in enforcing the licence fee on behalf of the honest majority who pay.”
More than 34,000 licence dodgers were caught in Yorkshire last year.Offenders face a fine of up to £1,000.