'HBP' thief to be sentenced in January

  December 21, 2005 at 10:59 AM ET
  Geri     BBC
  harry potter and the half-blood prince, half-blood prince, book 6, bloomsbury


Back in June we told you about two British men who were arrested for trying to sell a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince while armed to a reporter. One of those arrested, Aaron Lambert, admitted to all the charges, as well as two counts of trying to blackmail UK Potter publisher Bloomsbury.

According to the BBCopens in new window:

On 2 June, Lambert stole two copies of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince from a distribution centre near Corby where he worked.

He was arrested the following day after two deals with national newspaper reporters went wrong.

While on bail for that, Lambert admits phoning Bloomsbury to extort money from the company. In court, Judge Richard Bray said: "He (Lambert) is going to prison for a very long time."

Sentencing of Mr. Lambert will occur in January.

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