Pirate radio operator banned from London roof tops

A man has been banned from every roof top in London after he pleaded guilty to installing pirate radio equipment on a tower block in the city. Kieran O’Sullivan received the antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) following a successful prosecution by UK media regulator Ofcom. He also received an 18 week custodial sentence suspended for 12 months, a three month curfew, a £1,200 fine, and had his radio equipment seized.

Ofcom worked with Camden Council and police to secure the prosecution following complaints from residents about Freeze FM operating from estates in Hampstead. Residents had complained about pirate radio operators using roof tops to install equipment, which caused a nuisance to residents and damaged council property.