Harry Potter theft charge against teen dropped

  June 13, 2003 at 10:19 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via BBC)
 


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A man who was accused of handling a stolen Harry Potter manuscript has had the charges against him dropped. Garry Cox, 18, from Harleston, Norfolk, had denied being involved after part of the new book was taken from a printers Clays in Bungay, Suffolk.

Last week, print worker Donald Parfitt was given a community service order for stealing chapters from The Order of the Phoenix.

The two 16-year-old boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted handling pages from the book and were conditionaly discharged.

Thanks to Geri, this is another "first-to-print" for HPANA.

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