Earlier today a Home Affairs Committee inquiry has strongly criticised the Metropolitan Police over their failure to protect the public from the continued transmission of http://www.webuyanycar.com commercials on several TV stations. In an uncharacteristically strong statement the committee chairman said that it is the responsibility of the Police to protect the public and they are clearly failing in this instance.
Sir Paul Stephenson (Met Police Commissioner) later responded by apologising to the public over the matter, reassuring everybody that this investigation was their top priority and appealing to the public for any information they might have to further assist their enquiries. Speaking at the press conference this afternoon he said “with broadcast material it can sometimes prove difficult to apprehend those responsible. In cases like the ITN News things were easier as the broadcaster also identified those responsible at the end of the program on screen and we were able to act quickly and apprehend the offenders.”
Freedom of Information requests have shown this problem is not an isolated case – a quite staggering number of similar offenders still being “on the run” from the police. Many people would rather forget the Fast Food Rockers (Fast Food song on YouTube) with their pirate transmissions mainly targeted at children, yet those responsible have not yet been apprehended.