If you hadn’t guessed already by our multiple Harry Potter articles, we’re pretty big fans of Harry Potter at RetroEnt – and if anyone disrespects the Wizarding World and J.K Rowling, well… let’s just say we’ve been practicing our Stupefy spell. And we might be getting ready to use it.
A Harry Potter prequel written by J.K Rowling was reported stolen after a burglary in Birmingham, UK between 13 and 24 April last month. The police are now urging fans to look out for the manuscript and to report any new information to them.
The manuscript was handwritten on an A5 postcard by J.K Rowling over a decade ago and sold in an auction in 2008 for a cool £250,000. The double-sided story focused on the life of teenage James Potter and Sirius Black three years before Harry Potter was born. In the story, the two wizards are caught by two Muggle policemen after a high-speed motorbike chase – but in true form, the boys manage to fly off on their broomsticks.
It’s been reported that the manuscript was stolen alongside jewelry, and the police are now appealing to Harry Potter fans one month on.
— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) May 12, 2017
J.K Rowling has also taken to Twitter, urging her fans and followers to keep their eyes peeled for the manuscript.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 12, 2017
The manuscript for the exclusive Harry Potter prequel was donated for a charity auction alongside works from Sebastian Faulks and Doris Lessing to raise money for charities English PEN and Dyslexia Action. We really hope it gets found soon. The investigating officer for the case, PC Paul Jauncey has said, “We are appealing to anyone who sees it, or if offered this item for sale, to contact police.”