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Firearms officers were called to a hotel in a Leicestershire village after reports of a man carrying a large knifebut soon realised it was something more magical

Firearms officers were called to a hotel in a Leicestershire village after reports of a man carrying a large knifebut soon realised it was something more magical.

News reporter @niamhielynch

Monday 12 February 2024 12:25, UK

Police officers in Leicester rushed to a local hotel after a report of a man carrying a large knifewhich turned out to be a Harry Potter fan with a wand.

Firearms officers from Blaby Police went to a "large hotel" in the village of Enderby, just outside Leicester city, on Sunday morning after the man was spotted with what witnesses believed was a weapon near the lifts.

A post on the local police Facebook page said: "Following enquiries we quickly established that it was a Harry Potter fan with a wand.

"Thankfully no harm was caused to any resident and there was no sign of Voldemort."

One of those who commented on the post quipped, "Are you being sirius?!"referencing Harry's godfather in the fantasy novels series, Sirius Black.

Another said, "expecto patrol-man!"a pun on the powerful Patronus Charm featured in the books.

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