Police raid ‘pirate’ radio station

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Police have swooped on a suspected pirate radio station operating in Northamptonshire.

Officers raided a property in Wellingborough on Thursday, seizing broadcasting equipment and quizzed a 43-year-old man.

A force spokesman said detectives believed “unauthorised and unlicensed radio broadcasting” had been taking place at the address.

The spokesman said: “Officers together with colleagues from OFCOM jointly executed a search warrant last week, authorised by magistrates under the Wireless and Telegraphy Act 2006.

“During the morning of Thursday, October 4, a search was carried out at a property in Abbey Road, Wellingborough, where unauthorised and unlicensed radio broadcasting was believed to be taking place.

“A radio transmitter and other broadcasting equipment were seized from the address as evidence of the offences. A 43-year-old man was questioned by OFCOM.”