Police Set To Visit 1,000 Homes In Crackdown On Illegal Premier League Streaming
10 Jan 2023
Police will visit 1,000 homes this week in a massive crackdown on illegal Premier League streams.
According to the Mirror, the police are attempting to crackdown on the number of fans watching games illegally, following previous raids.
Raids by the West Mercia Police uncovered a huge database of a UK-based streaming service and the authorities are now set to visit houses from the database.
Police have joined forces with anti-piracy investigators from FACT in “Operation Raider”. Those who receive a knock on their door will be served with notices and be ordered to stop immediately.
Unsurprisingly the move has the support of organisations like the Premier League, Amazon, Sky and BT Sport.
Cyber Crime Specialist Operation’s Detective Inspector Matt McNellis said, “We are able to deploy cutting-edge digital tactics to identify and detect people who break the law before carrying out enforcement activity in concert with our partners.”
“Often, illegal streaming is used to fund Serious Organised Crime and West Mercia Cybercrime Unit is committed to interdicting this source of criminal revenue and reducing the harm organised crime groups can do to our communities.”