On Wednesday 26th February FACT investigators and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) attended an address in the North West to execute search warrants related to a significant provider of illegal streaming activity. This service has now been disrupted.
Sergeant Ross Tutton from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit said: “Today’s action in Lancashire should send a message to anyone involved in illegal streaming online. We will continue to work with partner agencies to investigate and pursue those we suspect are involved.”
Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT added “Individuals are motivated by the financial benefits from providing illegal content, but FACT is leading the way in combatting digital piracy. We will monitor channels used to advertise, market, sell and distribute apps, devices and streams and will take action against suppliers and operators. We thank the North West ROCU for their work on this so far.”
If you come across any content that doesn’t look legitimate, FACT works with Crimestoppers to make it easy for you to report it. Contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or filling out their online form.