Published: Wed, May 17, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Author J.K. Rowling, police seek stolen Harry Potter prequel

Author J.K. Rowling, police seek stolen Harry Potter prequel

According to The New York Times, the stolen prequel is set before the birth of Harry Potter and focuses on his father and Sirius Black's run-in with police.

Rowling penned the 800-word manuscript in 2008 for a charity auction, handwriting it over two sides of an A5 postcard.

Theresa May has declared that she is a keen Harry Potter fan - but has refused to say which of the characters she is most like. It was stolen during a robbery in central England, sometime between April 13 and April 24. "We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police", Officer PC Paul Jauncey said. Through her very popular Twitter account, the author shares much of herself with fans (while also shutting down trolls on the reg), and often gives out little tidbits of HP information (like her huge Fantastic Beasts 2 hint).

Harry Potter author JK Rowling. In 2007, the author hand-wrote seven copies of her story-within-a-story, The Tales of Beedle and Bard, and one sold for $3 million at Sotheby's.

Last year, the Harry Potter universe saw the release of the franchise's spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne.

The second magical tale from J.K. Rowling's will be brought to life around the United Kingdom this December as it calls at Liverpool before travelling onto Leeds, Cardiff, Dublin, Manchester, and Glasgow before finishing in Birmingham.

Ollie Rosenblatt, from the team behind the tour, said: "Since we first launched the Harry Potter in Concert Series the response from both film and music fans has been phenomenal".

However, the police were not the only people to take to Twitter about the stolen prequel.

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