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Sussex man refuses to pay TV licence over 9/11 documentary
6:20pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 in News
A man who refused to |pay his TV licence after accusing the BBC of failing to impartially report the September 11 tragedy has been given a conditional discharge.
Tony Rooke, 49, from Chichester, who was charged with not paying his TV licence fee, claimed at Horsham Magistrates’ Court that the BBC withheld scientific evidence in a documentary made about the September 11 attacks.
The documentary film maker said he refused to pay his TV licence fee on the basis of specific anti-terrorism legislation.
District Judge Stephen Nicholls said that, even if he accepted and agreed with the evidence, that would not give him grounds to rule that Rooke was not guilty.
He imposed a six month conditional discharge, with £200 legal costs.
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