Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murder
A man has been arrested in Knockturn Alley on suspicion of murder. The Department of Magical Law Enforcement have confirmed that the man has been charged with the murder of Arthur Letsworth, 14, who went missing from Hogsmeade in February. The sting arrest was organised following the new hire of Head Auror, Bonnie Nishi. Unfortunately her appointment was too late to prevent the deaths of two Hogwarts students.
Giant in Scotland suspected of eating student
The Department of Magical Law Enforcement and The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures have confirmed the presence of a giant in the Dark Forest that borders Hogsmeade and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The giant was discovered as the DMLE investigated the disappearance of Almeda Peyroux, 17. The current working theory is that Miss Peyroux was unfortunately eaten by the giant.
Head Auror, Bonnie Nishi, spoke to The Daily Prophet about the cases;
“We have verified the presence of a Giant in the forest but there is no reason to believe that there is any clear or present danger provided people keep their distance and let it alone. It has likely nested there for some years and it was only happenstance that brought Amelda Peyroux into its territory. As always the best course of action is to remain outside of the Forbidden Forest. Currently there are no plans to bring charges against Hogwarts Castle in either of these cases as the events have been ruled to be the actions of the principles and out of the control of the staff. Both left the castle of their own accord against the advice the of the Administration. Likewise the kidnapper of Arthur Letsworth has been caught and is already in Azkaban prison awaiting his trial date. The crime seems to have been motivated by personal matters and we believe no one else to be in danger.”
Two werewolves imprisoned
Following a lengthy trial, two werewolves – who cannot be named for legal reasons – were imprisoned for 6 months and 5 years respectively. They were convicted of reckless endangerment and negligent assault in contravention of the Werewolf Registration Act, for an incident which took place in Hogsmeade village. Additional convictions were upheld that both of the accused were found to be unregistered, with one of the werewolves reportedly being a senior ministry staff member.
Werewolf in Gringotts
The early moonrise during sunlight hours caused disorientation in the Lycanthrope community. The full moon rose at 3pm on 5th April however the sun didn’t set until 8pm and a chaotic scene broke out in Diagon Alley as an unhappy customer transformed in the middle of Gringotts. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures were quickly on the scene and detained the werewolf before any life altering injuries were sustained by the public.