MORE than 1,100 Colchester homes were caught without a TV licence last year.

But the region is still below the national average, with 95 per cent of televisions correctly accounted for.

Figures reveal that 820 people in Clacton, 90 people in Harwich and 80 in Maldon were fined for the same offence in 2012.

People caught without a licence could face fines of up to £1,000.