A man has been arrested in connection with 'illegal television streaming' in Glasgow's Easterhouse.

A police raid was carried out at a property in Millenium Court on Tuesday with officers seizing a number of items relating to copyright crime.

Following the search, the 49-year-old man was charged with offences under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Inspector Andy MacLean said: “This operation is an excellent example of how partnership working can tackle criminals conducting intellectual property crime.

“This type of crime is taken seriously and one man has been arrested.“Together with our partners, we’re determined to crack down on those who are involved in defrauding the television, film and sport industry, and bring them to justice.”

TV bosses from across the UK have praised Police Scotland's operation and warned of the consequences of illegal streaming.

Matt Hibbert, Sky’s Director of Anti-Piracy, UK & Ireland said: “We supported Police Scotland in taking this action, which not only blocks access to a prolific source of stolen Sky content, but ultimately helps keep consumers safe from the very real risks of accessing content in this way.”

Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the Cinch SPFL, added: “We welcome the action taken by Police Scotland, and are hugely supportive of their efforts to tackle illegal streaming. 

“We’ve just seen the conclusion of another thrilling season, and as we look ahead to the 2022/23 campaign it’s important that we do everything we can to protect customers who invest in legitimate subscriptions and support the major investment which Sky, our broadcast partners, are putting into the game.”