'Stolen' Potter book pair charged

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The Beed Reports Two men have been charged with weapons offences after they were thought to be trying to sell a stolen copy of the new Harry Potter novel to a newspaper.

Police were called to Tresham Street in Kettering, Northants, on Friday morning after reports a weapon had been fired.

They said a person "in possession of firearms" had tried to sell a copy of the Potter book, due out next month. The pair have been released on bail.

The Sun newspaper said it had intended to obtain the book and inform police.