HBP Book Thief Sentenced to Prison Term
Jan 19, 2006
In June of last year, we reported on the case of two men, who stole early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and then tried to sell them to the tabloids. These men were later caught and arrested. Today, one of the men involved was sentenced to four – and -a half years in jail for his involvement in the scheme. The BBC reports that” Aaron Lambert, 20, of Kettering, admits threatening a newspaper reporter with an imitation pistol while trying to sell two stolen copies of the novel. “
Sentencing him Judge Richard Bray said: “You realised the books had considerable potential value.
“It was only through the good services of the press and police that fans of Harry Potter – both young and old were able to read the book without their pleasure being polluted by the premature publication of the plot.”
Thanks Sarah and Mike!