Retiree gets 100th 'intimidating' letter from TV Licensing despite not owning a ...

Retired bank manager gets his 100th 'intimidating' letter from TV Licensing even though he hasn't owned a telly since 1997 Retired bank manager Derek Cheesbrough dropped TV 22 years ago in 1997 Since binning the box, he has received a monthly letter saying he's a lawbreaker  The pensioner has just received his 100th letter demanding he pay for his TV

By John Bennett For Mailonline

Published: 19:34 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 19:38 BST, 14 August 2019

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A retired bank manager has blasted TV Licensing for sending him 100 'intimidating' despite not owning a television since 1997.

Derek Cheesbrough, of Plymouth, Devon, decided he'd had enough of television 22 years ago and wrote to officials telling them he'd be getting rid of his TV set.

Since then they have continued to send him letters telling him to get a television licence.

Derek has now received his 100th monthly warning - each one advising him of the consequences of illegal viewing.

'Suitably intimidating': One hundred letters have been sent to Derek with the promise of a knock on his door day or night

'Suitably intimidating': One hundred letters have been sent to Derek with the promise of a knock on his door day or night

He claims the 'threats' are 'a ruthless, uncaring programme of inducing mental duress to require an innocent recipient to reply when they have no legal obligation to do so'.

Derek said: 'I've had 100 letters, each threatening a knock on the door any time day or night, but no one has ever come,.

'They arrive in a suitably intimidating red envelope.'

Mr Cheesbrough does not have the internet at home and does not own a smartphone.

He

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