Thank you for your request for information about pirate radio stations in East London.
This was received by Ofcom on 16 August and it has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).
I would kindly request the following information regarding unlicensed/pirate radio stations
broadcasting in the East London area between January 2018 and July 2019 under the Freedom of
We hold some information falling within your request. Some of it is provided in this letter. Other
parts of it are withheld under exemptions in the Act...
We do hold some information falling within your request. Between January 2018 and July
2019 Ofcom conducted a number of investigations where illegal broadcast station
transmissions were traced to E postcodes. These related to the following illegal broadcast
Point Blank FM
Live FM UK
Where we hold other information falling within this part of your request, we are not
disclosing it. It is exempt from disclosure under section 31 of the Act. That provision says
that information is exempt where, amongst other things, its disclosure under the Act would,
or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or
prosecution of offenders.
In this case, disclosing the information you have requested would disclose the techniques
and resources Ofcom may employ to prevent or detect crime and apprehend or prosecute
offenders. Were that information made publicly available, offenders would be able to
estimate their prospects of being caught and/or be able to plan measures to avoid or
frustrate our enforcement action.
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