Veela Fireball Consumes Christmas
Ottery St Catchpole was shook by an explosion in the early hours of Christmas morning and a house on Stoatshead Hill Road was consumed by flames. The Office of Misinformation and The Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee dispelled muggles with reports of a gas leak but it is to be believed that the destruction and life threatening injury to three residents was caused by a veela.
Neighbours of the destroyed home have been relocated and told The Daily Prophet of their shock at the 3am wake up call.
“The veela is married to the bloke who lives there,” they told The Daily Prophet. “And he’s always been very hot headed but I never expected this. There was a lot of angry shouting followed by a massive bang!”
The public has been told by The Ministry of Magic to treat anyone who appears to be of veela heritage with caution unless they are known to them until the suspect, a blonde veela male of above average height, is apprehended.
Goblin Theft! Family left without Christmas!
Reports of a spate of break ins on the days running up to Christmas Eve have been attributed to a goblin or half goblin. Houses in Godric’s Hollow, Hogsmeade, and Mould-on-the-Would were targeted by a person of below average height and the characteristics of a goblin.
The community of Mould-on-the-Would reportedly came together to support a family whose entire stash of Hanukkah gifts were stolen.
If the public suspect anyone who fits the description they are to report it to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
Werewolf BEHEADED on CHRISTMAS DAY!
Convicted murderer, known only as Ezekiel R, was beheaded on Christmas Day for the murder of beloved Quidditch star, Haisley Rothenberg.
The Rothenberg family released this statement on boxing day;
“It’s a wonderful day in our community when a murderer is brought to justice thoroughly. Haisley would be proud of the support throughout this endeavour and the outcome. We ask, however, that our family’s privacy is respected during these times as we continue to rebuild after everything. Furthermore, we implore that those struggling with lycanthropy approach the DRCMC for assistance. Otherwise you are complicit in the creation of more victims like Haisley.”
An anonymous source at The Ministry of Magic confided in The Daily Prophet that there have been whispers of more stringent measures against those inflicted with lycanthropy after the murder and a rumoured upcoming trial against multiple other werewolves.
Public Opinion Poll: The Seer who Saw it Coming!?
There’s been reported rumours of seers who may have foreseen the tragedy and breach of secrecy last April. Any time a tragedy rocks our community, there comes a question: If Seers can see the future, why do they never warn us? This reporter wonders the very same thing. With the violence at the Snow Festival in the suburbs of London two weeks ago to the murderer executed on Christmas Day, where are the seers?!
So, I beg the question: shouldn’t seers who have visions that could have prevented a death but took no action be held accountable as an accessory to said death!? Shouldn’t they be legally held responsible for the death they could have prevented?