If Hagrid, the Dursleys, MalfoyNews
If Hagrid, the Dursleys, Malfoy and Fluffy are not already household names tripping off East Lancashire tongues, they soon will be. For pre-sale figures in WH Smith of the illustrious Harry Potter video are highest in Blackburn than anywhere else in the North West.
Harry Potter fans are being targeted by organised crime gangs in a black market scam. Hundreds of pirate copies of the boy wizard's movie The Philosopher's Stone were among a £150,000 haul seized at a weekend market.