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Arrests over suspected conspiracy to provide illegal access to pay-TV services

A man and woman have been arrested in Tuxford in connection with a suspected multi-million pound conspiracy to provide illegal access to pay-TV services, including Sky.

The 45-year-old man and 41-year-old woman were detained on Friday 5 May 2023, on suspicion of money laundering offences and conspiracy to defraud Sky.

A number of digital devices seized from an address will now be subject to examination.

Matt Hibbert, Director of Anti-Piracy at Sky, said: “Illegal streaming networks are often highly organised, using sophisticated technology to distribute stolen content and avoid detection.

"It’s vital that the industry works together with law enforcement to tackle these networks. We’re grateful to the East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit (EMSOU) and Nottinghamshire Police for their support in taking this action.”

Law enforcement, together with partners, continue to crack down on illegal streaming services across the UK.

If you suspect someone of illegally streaming content, report it via your local police force website.


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