MORE than 1,000 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Warrington during 2012 according to TV Licensing.

This compares to more than 7,600 in Manchester, more than 1,200 in St Helens and more than 1,200 in Wigan.

The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over five per cent, meaning almost 95 per cent of homes are correctly licensed.